Piriformis syndrome

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Piriformis syndrome

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The terms "Piriformis syndrome" returned 16 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Piriformis muscle syndrome: diagnostic criteria and treatment of a monocentric series of 250 patients.
 

Author(s): F Michel, P Decavel, E Toussirot, L Tatu, E Aleton, G Monnier, P Garbuio, B Parratte

Journal: Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2013 Jul;56(5):371-83.

 

Piriformis Muscle Syndrome (PMS) is caused by sciatic nerve compression in the infrapiriformis canal. However, the pathology is poorly understood and difficult to diagnose. This study aimed to devise a clinical assessment score for PMS diagnosis and to develop a treatment strategy.

Last Updated: 22 Jul 2013

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Chronic expanding hematoma extending over multiple gluteal muscles associated with piriformis syndrome.
 

Author(s): Yasuyuki Kitagawa, Munehiro Yokoyama, Kensuke Tamai, Shinro Takai

Journal: J Nippon Med Sch. 2012 ;79(6):478-83.

 

We report on a patient with an unusual, slowly enlarging hematoma of the left buttock. A 62-year-old man presented with a 6-year history of an enlarging mass of the left buttock. He had first noted the mass 6 years earlier and had had sciatica of the left lower limb for the last 2 ...

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2013

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Accessory piriformis muscle: an easily identifiable cause of piriformis syndrome on magnetic resonance imaging.
 

Author(s): Anitha Sen, S Rajesh

Journal: Neurol India. ;59(5):769-71.

 

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2011

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The terms "Piriformis syndrome" returned 3 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The piriformis muscle syndrome: an exploration of anatomical context, pathophysiological hypotheses and diagnostic criteria.
 

Author(s): F Michel, P Decavel, E Toussirot, L Tatu, E Aleton, G Monnier, P Garbuio, B Parratte

Journal: Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2013 May;56(4):300-11.

 

The piriformis muscle syndrome (PMS) has remained an ill-defined entity. It is a form of entrapment neuropathy involving compression of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle. Bearing this in mind, a medical examination is likely to be suggestive, as a classical range of symptoms ...

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2013

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The clinical features of the piriformis syndrome: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Kevork Hopayian, Fujian Song, Ricardo Riera, Sidha Sambandan

Journal: Eur Spine J. 2010 Dec;19(12):2095-109.

 

Piriformis syndrome, sciatica caused by compression of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle, has been described for over 70 years; yet, it remains controversial. The literature consists mainly of case series and narrative reviews. The objectives of the study were: first, to ...

Last Updated: 6 Dec 2010

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Diagnosis and management of piriformis syndrome: an osteopathic approach.
 

Author(s): Lori A Boyajian-O'Neill, Rance L McClain, Michele K Coleman, Pamela P Thomas

Journal: J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2008 Nov;108(11):657-64.

 

Piriformis syndrome is a neuromuscular condition characterized by hip and buttock pain. This syndrome is often overlooked in clinical settings because its presentation may be similar to that of lumbar radiculopathy, primary sacral dysfunction, or innominate dysfunction. The ability ...

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2008

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