Treatment concepts for idiopathic and iatrogenic femoral nerve mononeuropathy

Ivica Ducic, Lee Dellon, Ethan Erik Larson

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Abstract

Femoral mononeuropathy has many etiologies and is often quite disabling, causing lower extremity paresthesia, anesthesia, pain, or paresis. Despite its morbidity, few therapies have been described to treat the femoral nerve palsy that does not resolve with conservative management or that is refractory to physical therapy. In this report, we present 3 cases of femoral nerve palsy; one as a complication of local nerve block, one as a complication of laparotomy, and one of idiopathic origin. In each case, symptomatic and objective improvement was achieved with femoral neurolysis. We suggest guidelines for the management of those patients who fail to respond to conservative therapy and indications for surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-401
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Volume55
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Femoral Neuropathy
Femoral Nerve
Paralysis
Nerve Block
Paresthesia
Paresis
Thigh
Laparotomy
Lower Extremity
Anesthesia
Guidelines
Morbidity
Pain
Therapeutics
Conservative Treatment

Keywords

  • Femoral nerve
  • Injury
  • Neurolysis
  • Outcome

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  • Surgery

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Treatment concepts for idiopathic and iatrogenic femoral nerve mononeuropathy. / Ducic, Ivica; Dellon, Lee; Larson, Ethan Erik.

In: Annals of Plastic Surgery, Vol. 55, No. 4, 10.2005, p. 397-401.

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