Piriformis syndrome

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Piriformis syndrome

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The terms "Piriformis syndrome" returned 25 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Usefulness of Magnetic Resonance Neurography for Diagnosis of Piriformis Muscle Syndrome and Verification of the Effect After Botulinum Toxin Type A Injection: Two Cases.
 

Author(s): Hea Eun Yang, Jung Hyun Park, Sungjun Kim

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Sep;94(38):e1504.

 

Piriformis muscle syndrome (PMS) is a controversial neuromuscular disorder that is presumed to involve compression neuropathy of the sciatic nerve at the level of the piriformis muscle. Botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) injection into the piriformis muscle is widely used as a treatment aimed ...

Last Updated: 25 Sep 2015

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Last Updated: 19 Jun 2015

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Comment on "Piriformis muscle syndrome: Diagnostic criteria and treatment of a monocentric series of 250 patients" by F. Michel et al. Ann Phys Rehabil Med 2013;56:371-83.
 

Author(s): Deniz Palamar, Tugce Ozekli Misirlioglu, Kenan Akgun

Journal: Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2015 Jun;58(3):193-4.

 

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2015

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

Ultrasound-Guided Injection of Botulinum Toxin Type A for Piriformis Muscle Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
 

Author(s): Andrea Santamato, Maria Francesca Micello, Giovanni Valeno, Raffaele Beatrice, Nicoletta Cinone, Alessio Baricich, Alessandro Picelli, Francesco Panza, Giancarlo Logroscino, Pietro Fiore, Maurizio Ranieri

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Piriformis muscle syndrome (PMS) is caused by prolonged or excessive contraction of the piriformis muscle associated with pain in the buttocks, hips, and lower limbs because of the close proximity to the sciatic nerve. Botulinum toxin type A (BoNT-A) reduces muscle hypertonia as well ...

Last Updated: 13 Aug 2015

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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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