Meralgia paresthetica

Background

  • Entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve usually in the inguinal canal

Etiology

Clinical Features

  • Numbness and pain of anterolateral thigh
  • Pelvic compression test
    • Turn patient on side
    • Compress pelvis
    • If symptoms are relieved after 30s of lateral compression diagnosis is confirmed

Differential Diagnosis

Hip pain

Evaluation

Management

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