Iatrogenic superior gluteal mononeuropathy

Academic Article


  • Injuries to the superior gluteal nerve (SGN) have been reported as a result of trauma, pyriformis muscle entrapment, injections, and lumbar lordosis and inadequate back stabilization. We report 3 patients who developed isolated SGN injuries, 1 after a partial nephrectomy and 2 following revision of a total hip arthroplasty. SGN should be suspected in anyone developing an abnormal gait after hip or pelvic surgery or after prolonged lateral decubitus positioning.
  • Authors

    Published In

  • Muscle and Nerve  Journal
  • Pubmed Id

  • 27837876
  • Author List

  • Donofrio PD; Bird SJ; Assimos DG; Mathes DD
  • Start Page

  • 1794
  • End Page

  • 1796
  • Volume

  • 21
  • Issue

  • 12