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Pudendal Nerve Palsy

ICD-9 Classification / Treatment
Etiology / Epidemiology / Natural History Associated Injuries / Differential Diagnosis
Anatomy Complications
Clinical Evaluation Follow-up Care
Xray / Diagnositc Tests Review References



Etiology / Epidemiology / Natural History

  • Generally occurs from compression of the pudendal nerve fromt he perineal post during distraction for hip arthroscopy or antegrade nailing of femoral shaft fractures.


Clinical Evaluation

  • Numbness in the perineal region.

Xray / Diagnositc Tests

Classification / Treatment

  • Attention to detail in placement of the patient and adequate padding can minimize this risk
  • Treatment = observation, generally recovers over time.

Associated Injuries / Differential Diagnosis


Follow-up Care

Review References

  • (Brumback RJ,.JBJS 1992;74A:1450-1455)°
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