Diagnosis and management of "an apparent mechanical" femoral mononeuropathy: a case study.


This report describes an apparent case of femoral nerve mononeuropathy in a 58-year-old equestrian due to mechanical stress. A woman presented at a chiropractic office complaining of right buttock pain radiating to the right groin and knee. A treatment plan, consisting of chiropractic adjustments in addition to stretching and myofascial therapy, was initiated. The goal was to reduce pain and inflammation in the sacroiliac articulation by restoring normal biomechanical function. A rehabilitation program to alleviate tension in the musculature was initiated to reduce mechanical stresses exerted on the femoral nerve. The patient received five treatments over a period of three weeks and became asymptomatic. Even though peripheral nerve entrapment is an uncommon condition, clinicians must not overlook the possibility of a femoral mononeuropathy as it can produce a complex presentation and lead to ineffective patient management.

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@article{Desmarais2007DiagnosisAM, title={Diagnosis and management of "an apparent mechanical" femoral mononeuropathy: a case study.}, author={Ariane Desmarais and Martin Descarreaux}, journal={The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association}, year={2007}, volume={51 4}, pages={210-6} }