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Fate of sciatic nerve palsy following hip arthroplasty
Med Biol Sci Eng 2019;2(1):12-16
Published online January 31, 2019
© 2019 Medical Biological Science and Engineering.

Woong Chae Na1*, Jeong Hoon Kang2*, Jung Woo Lee3*, Suenghwan Jo3*

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 1Gwanju Suwan Hospital, Gwanju, 2Mokpo Christian Hospital, Mokpo, 3Chosun University Hospital, Gwangju, Korea
Correspondence to: Suenghwan Jo
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chosun University Hospital, 365 Pilmundae-ro, Dong-gu, Gwangju 61453, Korea
Tel: +82-62-220-3147 Fax: +82-62-226-3379 E-mail: jo.suenghwan@chosun.ac.kr
ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7262-710X
*These authors contributed equally to this work.
Received October 1, 2018; Revised November 12, 2018; Accepted November 13, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Sciatic nerve palsy is a rare complication that occur after total hip arthroplasty but clinically this can result in significant functional deficit. The previous literature suggests most of the sciatic nerve palsy symptom to improve after a few weeks to a few months but in the real clinical setting, the result may vary and the symptom maybe significantly prolonged and some may not fully recover to the original state. Therefore, the current study aims assessed the fate of the patients who developed sciatic nerve palsy from hip arthroplasty operation. The authors have also looked at potential risk factors for poor outcome. This is the first case series in the Korean literature and we are reporting the result with the literature review.
Keywords : Sciatic nerve; Palsy; Hip; Arthroplasty
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