Which physical findings suggest lateral femoral cutaneous nerve entrapment?

Updated: Oct 15, 2019
  • Author: Minoo Hadjari Hollis, MD; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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In some cases of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve entrapment, physical examination findings may be completely normal. Hyperesthesia over the lateral thigh (usually in a smaller area than the symptoms) may be noted. Pain can be produced by pressure medial to the ASIS. A positive Tinel sign may be present over the ASIS or the inguinal ligament.


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