The distance of the gluteal nerve in relation to anatomical landmarks: an anatomic study

The distance of the gluteal nerve in relation to anatomical landmarks: an anatomic study Introduction Gluteal insufficiency is of concern with lateral approaches to total hip arthroplasty. Damage to the branches of the superior gluteal nerve may cause degeneration of the innervated muscles. The direct anterior approach exploits the intermuscular and internerval interval between tensor fasciae latae laterally and sartorius and rectus femoris muscle medially. In this study, the distance of the superior gluteal nerve in relation to anatomical landmarks was determined. Materials and methods Two experienced surgeons implanted trial components in 15 alcohol glycerol fixed cadavers with 30 hips. The trials were removed, and the main branch of the superior gluteal nerve and muscular branches of the nerve were exposed from lateral. Results No visual damage to the main nerve branches and the location of the nerve in relation to the greater trochanter were noted by an experienced surgeon. The superior gluteal nerve and its muscular branches crossed the muscular interval between the gluteus medius and tensor fasciae latae muscles at a mean distance of 39 mm from the tip of the greater trochanter. Conclusions The direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty minimizes the risk of injuring the superior gluteal nerve, which may result in a gluteal insufficiency. Special care should be http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery Springer Journals

The distance of the gluteal nerve in relation to anatomical landmarks: an anatomic study

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Copyright © 2018 by The Author(s)
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Orthopedics
ISSN
0936-8051
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1434-3916
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00402-017-2847-z
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Abstract

Introduction Gluteal insufficiency is of concern with lateral approaches to total hip arthroplasty. Damage to the branches of the superior gluteal nerve may cause degeneration of the innervated muscles. The direct anterior approach exploits the intermuscular and internerval interval between tensor fasciae latae laterally and sartorius and rectus femoris muscle medially. In this study, the distance of the superior gluteal nerve in relation to anatomical landmarks was determined. Materials and methods Two experienced surgeons implanted trial components in 15 alcohol glycerol fixed cadavers with 30 hips. The trials were removed, and the main branch of the superior gluteal nerve and muscular branches of the nerve were exposed from lateral. Results No visual damage to the main nerve branches and the location of the nerve in relation to the greater trochanter were noted by an experienced surgeon. The superior gluteal nerve and its muscular branches crossed the muscular interval between the gluteus medius and tensor fasciae latae muscles at a mean distance of 39 mm from the tip of the greater trochanter. Conclusions The direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty minimizes the risk of injuring the superior gluteal nerve, which may result in a gluteal insufficiency. Special care should be

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Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Nov 25, 2017

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