Daño al nervio femoral

El nervio femoral está localizado en la pierna y enerva los músculos que la ayudan a enderezarse. Este nervio suministra sensibilidad a la parte anterior del muslo y parte de la pierna inferior. La fractura pélvica es un factor de riesgo de daño a dicho nervio. Los síntomas de este daño comprenden trastornos del movimiento y/o sensibilidad en la pierna, al igual que debilidad. Si se puede identificar y tratar la causa de la disfunción del nervio femoral en forma exitosa, hay posibilidad de lograr la recuperación total.

Daño al nervio femoral

Revision

Last reviewed 10/31/2011 by Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and Department of Anatomy at UCSF, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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