Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

, Volume 117, Issue 3, pp 177–179

Bilateral piriformis syndrome after total hip arthroplasty

  • Y. Uchio
  • U. Nishikawa
  • M. Ochi
  • N. Shu
  • K. Takata
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Abstract

We present the case of a 39-year-old man with bilateral piriformis syndrome 4 and 6 years after two cementless total hip arthroplasties, respectively. During surgical exploration, each sciatic nerve was found to be entrapped by a tense piriformis muscle and hypertrophic posterior hip capsule. The sciatic-type pain was relieved after sectioning each piriformis muscle with external neurolysis. This is the first reported case of piriformis syndrome after total hip arthroplasty.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Uchio
    • 1
  • U. Nishikawa
    • 1
  • M. Ochi
    • 1
  • N. Shu
    • 1
  • K. Takata
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics, Shimane Medical University, 89-1 Enyacho, Izumoshi, Shimaneken, Japan 693JP

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