Post-operative extra-spinal etiologies of sciatic nerve impingement

Jonathan A. Flug, Alissa Burge, Darius Melisaratos, Theodore T. Miller, John A. Carrino

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Sciatica is a highly prevalent cause of morbidity, commonly resulting from intra-spinal pathological processes. Many cases can have extra-spinal etiologies and can be clinically challenging. Certain scenarios should suggest an extra-spinal etiology, particularly total and revision hip arthroplasty, surgical hip dislocation, hip arthroscopy, and surgery in the lithotomy position. We review the post-operative clinical scenarios where sciatic neuropathy may occur, along with the pertinent imaging findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)913-921
Number of pages9
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018


  • Hip arthroplasty, post-operative findings
  • Sciatica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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