Sciatic Nerve Entrapment and Transection in a Combined Pelvic Ring-Acetabular Fracture: A Case Report

John C. Wuellner, Alvin K. Shieh, Jonathan G. Eastman

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Abstract

CASE: A traumatic sciatic nerve entrapment and transection because of a combined pelvic ring injury and acetabular fracture has never previously been described. We report such a case of a 32-year-old man who was found intraoperatively to have entrapment and transection of the sciatic nerve within the acetabular fracture. CONCLUSION: Consideration for urgent intervention should be given to patients who present with a sciatic nerve palsy in the setting of certain acetabular fracture patterns with residual posterior column displacement. Early recognition and intervention with neurolysis may help provide the best environment for recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJBJS Case Connector
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 11 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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