Isolated sciatic nerve entrapment by ectopic bone after femoral head fracture-dislocation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Although posttraumatic pelvic heterotopic ossification (HO) after hip fracture dislocation is well established, and nerve encasement by HO may occur, the development of neurologic deficit is rare. A thorough history and adequate clinical suspicion are imperative in the workup of affected patients. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging provide good visualization and assist in surgical planning. If symptoms persist and are recalcitrant to conservative management, surgical intervention with HO excision and nerve neurolysis can be performed with success.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Anakwenze, OA; Kancherla, V; Major, NM; Lee, G-C

Published Date

  • June 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 275 - 278

PubMed ID

  • 23805422

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1934-3418


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States