Brief review: piriformis syndrome: etiology, diagnosis, and management.

  title={Brief review: piriformis syndrome: etiology, diagnosis, and management.},
  author={Danilo Jankovic and Philip Peng and Andr{\'e} van Zundert},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  volume={60 10},
PURPOSE In this narrative review, we aim to provide the pathophysiology and diagnostic criteria of the piriformis syndrome (PS), an underdiagnosed cause of buttock and leg pain that can be difficult to treat. Based on existing evidence, frequencies of clinical features are estimated in patients reported to have PS. In view of the increasing popularity of ultrasound for intervention, the ultrasound-guided technique in the treatment of PS is described in detail. SOURCE A literature search of… CONTINUE READING