Sciatic nerve injury

Case contributed by Maulik S Patel


Right upper posterior thigh region stab injury about 3 weeks before the presentation. Presented with lower limb weakness, difficulty in walking. Referred for an ultrasound evaluation of the sciatic nerve.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

There is a discontinuity of the sciatic nerve deep to the skin scar in the lower gluteal/ uppermost posterior thigh region. There is a gap of about 30 mm between to ends of the nerve. The cut ends of the nerve show edema. There is healed injury of adjacent muscle. There is no collection.

Case Discussion

The case shows sciatic nerve injury due to stabbing.

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