When is surgery indicated for obturator nerve entrapment?

Updated: Oct 15, 2019
  • Author: Minoo Hadjari Hollis, MD; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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For athletes, surgery is the preferred treatment when clinical features of obturator neuropathy and denervation on electromyography (EMG) are observed. The surgical procedure involves dividing the fascia over the pectineus and the adductor longus and dissecting the space between the two muscles to reveal the anterior branch of the nerve beneath a thick fascia. This fascia is divided along the line of the nerve, and the adductor longus−pectineus junction is closed loosely.


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