Tardy sciatic nerve palsy following apophyseal avulsion fracture of the ischial tuberosity: Case report

Robert J. Spinner, John L.D. Atkinson, Doris E. Wenger, Michael J. Stuart

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Abstract

This 41-year-old man presented with a 2-year history of symptoms and signs of sciatic nerve compression. Imaging studies revealed a large ossified fragment within the biceps muscle of the thigh abutting the sciatic nerve at the level of the lesser trochanter. The bony fragment resulted from an unrecognized apophyseal avulsion fracture of the ischial tuberosity, which the patient had sustained while sprinting 27 years earlier. External neurolysis of the sciatic nerve and excision of the mass led to a successful outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)819-821
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume89
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1998

Keywords

  • Hamstring syndrome avulsion fracture
  • Sciatic nerve compression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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