The sportsman and the burning thigh





You are seeing a 37-year-old male.


“Since last month I have been having a terrible pain on the right outer thigh. It´s burning and getting worse when I exercise. I had something similar maybe a year ago. But it was not that bad and just disappeared after some weeks… maybe two months.”


In a quick clinical examination you find a sensory deficit on the distal lateral thigh on the right. There is no weakness.


Based on that you turn on your ultrasound machine and look for … which nerve?

Below you see images and videos of the nerve. Tell us:




  1. Which nerve is this?
  2. What do you see?
  3. What is the name of the syndrome? and
  4. What about nerve conduction studies on that case?

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