Surgical Technique: Endoscopic Sciatic Nerve Release

  • Hal D. Martin
  • Munif A. Hatem
  • Ian J. Palmer
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The deep gluteal space has increasingly received attention since the evolution in the knowledge of deep gluteal pain etiologies and their diagnoses. The endoscopic technique is being utilized to assess and treat deep gluteal space pathologies, improving the understanding of the sciatic nerve anatomy and biomechanics. This chapter presents a “10-step technique” for deep gluteal space endoscopic assessment and sciatic nerve decompression.


Sciatic Nerve Fibrous Band Piriformis Muscle Sciatic Notch Piriformis Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hal D. Martin
    • 1
  • Munif A. Hatem
    • 1
  • Ian J. Palmer
    • 1
  1. 1.Baylor University Medical Center, Hip Preservation CenterDallasUSA

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