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Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Superior Gluteal Nerve


- See: Innervation of Lower Limb Muscles

- Anatomy:
      - from the lumbo-sacral plexus, arises from posterior branches L4, L5, S1;
      - exits the pelvis and enters the gluteal regioin through the upper margin of the greater sciatic notch, just superior to the piriformis muscle.
      - it courses with superior gluteal artery  between gluteus medius and minimus, and supplies motor branches to both as well as the 
             tensor fascia lata.



 The course of the superior gluteal nerve in the lateral approach to the hip 

 Gluteal nerve damage following total hip arthroplasty. A prospective analysis.

 Reliability of the Safe Area for the Superior Gluteal Nerve.

Risk of Superior Gluteal Nerve and Gluteus Medius Muscle Injury During Femoral Nail Insertion.



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, December 15, 2011 2:05 pm