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.
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