J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2006 Dec;41(6):1066-1069.

Entrapment of the Sciatic Nerve in Femoral Subtrochanteric Fracture : A Case Report

  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea. TJLEE@inha.ac.kr


A sciatic nerve injury can arise from a penetrating injury of the thigh, a longstanding malposition or after hip arthroplasty. However, it rarely occurs after a subtrochanteric fracture of the femur. We report a case of sciatic nerve entrapment associated with a subtrochanteric fracture of the femur, which was aggravated after skeletal traction.


Femur; Subtrochanteric fracture; Sciatic nerve
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