Peripheral Nerve Injuries of the Proximal Lower Limb in Athletes

  • Marla S. Kaufman
  • Mark E. Domroese

Sports injuries that affect the peripheral nerves of the proximal lower limb (above the knee) are relatively uncommon. Injuries involving the lumbosacral plexus occur more often than peripheral nerve injuries. Of peripheral nerve injuries in athletes, sciatic neuropathy is the most common.1 In this chapter we cover injuries to the following nerves.


Sciatic Nerve Peripheral Nerve Injury Pudendal Nerve Obturator Nerve Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marla S. Kaufman
    • 1
  • Mark E. Domroese
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Department of Orthopaedics and Sports MedicineUniversity of Washington Medical Center, UW Medicine Sports and Spine PhysiciansSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationGundersen Lutheran Medical CenterLa CrosseUSA

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