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:
- Which nerve is this?
- What do you see?
- What is the name of the syndrome? and
- What about nerve conduction studies on that case?
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