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Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana

On-line version ISSN 1989-2055Print version ISSN 0376-7892

Abstract

PEREZ DE LA FUENTE, T.; ESPINO, J.; CALDERON- MUNOZ, F.  and  AREVALO, J.M.. Long-term results in lumbar plexus injury. Cir. plást. iberolatinoam. [online]. 2015, vol.41, n.3, pp.309-313. ISSN 1989-2055.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S0376-78922015000300011.

Pelvic and sacral fractures are a potentially cause of lumbosacral plexus injury. Haematoma resulting due to bone fracture or bone disruption itself can compromise the nerves at the retroperitoneal level. Traditionally, neurological injuries have been treated conservatively, resulting in a motor function deficit in the lower limb. We present the case of a 37 year old man with pelvic and sacral fractures in a motorcycle accident. He suffered from a palsy of the femoral nerve, obturator nerve and peroneal nerve. Eight months later he underwent surgery performing neurolysis of the lumbar plexus. After 5 years he experienced quadriceps innervations, and with the assistance of a foot-drop splint, the patient ambulates well and is able to work in the same job he had before.

Keywords : Lumbosacral plexus injuries; Femoral nerve surgery.

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