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Piriformis Syndrome

Jeffrey A. Cohen, Justin Mowchun and Jon Grudem

in Peripheral Nerve and Muscle Disease:

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Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780195375367
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322930 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195375367.003.0016

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Piriformis Syndrome

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This somewhat controversial syndrome is discussed via a presentation involving progressive posttraumatic buttock and leg pain, along with numbness. Newer imaging techniques may be an important factor in diagnosing this condition in the future. The diagnosis and treatment of piriformis syndrome (a cause of extraspinal sciatica) are discussed.

Chapter.  1682 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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