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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1997;21(2):435-438.
Obturator Neuropathy after Traumatic Posterior Hip Dislocation: A case report.
Kim, Chang Youl , Seo, Kyung Mook
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chung Ang University College of Medicine, Korea.
외상성 고관절 후방탈구에 의한 폐쇄신경손상 ⁣증례 보고⁣
김창열, 서경묵
중앙대학교 의과대학 재활의학과

The obturator nerve is originated in lumbar 2, 3, 4 roots and inserted at the inner muscle of thigh, by way of sacral ala and obturator foramen. In the case of pelvic surgery or obstetric trauma, the obturator neuropathy is occasionally occurred. However, the obturator neuropathy is rarely seen in the orthopedic accident.

In literature, one case of obturator neuropathy is reported after 2,012 cases of total hip replacement surgery. The useful diagnostic tools of obturator neuropathy are needle EMG on the obturater nerve innervated muscle, not conduction test on the nerve.

We report of a case of obturator neuropathy after closed reduction of posterior hip dislocation complicated by traffic accident with a brief reviewed of literatures.

Key Words: Posterior hip dislocation, Obturator neuropathy


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