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The Endoscopic Treatment of Sciatic Nerve Entrapment/Deep Gluteal Syndrome

Martin, Hal D. DO*; Hatem, Munif A. MD*; Champlin, Keith BS; Palmer, Ian J. PhD*

doi: 10.1097/BTO.0b013e3182652d81
Invited Review Articles

Sciatic nerve entrapment can be caused by diversified etiologies in different points along the deep gluteal space. Therefore deep gluteal syndrome has been the term suggested to describe the clinical manifestation of these various points of nervous compressive pathology. Differential diagnoses include causes of posterior hip pain and sciatica. The whole sciatic nerve trajectory in the deep gluteal space can be addressed by an endoscopic surgical technique, allowing the treatment of the diverse causes of sciatic nerve entrapment.

*Oklahoma Sports Science & Orthopaedics

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK

The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Hal D. Martin, DO, Oklahoma Sports Science & Orthopaedics, 6205 N. Santa Fe #200, Oklahoma City, OK 73118. E-mail:

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.