Femoral neuropathy secondary to the use of a self-retaining retractor. Report of three cases and review of the literature.

@article{Brasch1995FemoralNS,
  title={Femoral neuropathy secondary to the use of a self-retaining retractor. Report of three cases and review of the literature.},
  author={Robert C. Brasch and A J Bufo and P F Kreienberg and Gregory P. Johnson},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={1995},
  volume={38 10},
  pages={1115-8}
}
PURPOSE Three recent cases of femoral neuropathy at our institution following colorectal surgery have been ascribed to the use of the self-retaining Bookwalter retractor. The pathophysiology of neural injury includes compression, stretch, transection, ligation, iliopsoas hematoma, ischemia, and cement encapsulation. The aim of this study is to provide a comprehensive review of femoral nerve anatomy and mechanism of retractor injury. METHODS The relationship of the femoral nerve to the lateral… CONTINUE READING

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