Piriformis Syndrome

  title={Piriformis Syndrome},
  author={Mike Cummings},
‘pirum’ meaning pear and ‘forma’ meaning shape. It was coined by the Belgian anatomist and botanist Adrian van der Spieghel (also known as Spigelius, 1578 to 1625), professor of anatomy and surgery at Padua. The piriformis is not actually a particularly pear-shaped muscle in most people. If its medial attachment is wide, however, and includes the sacrospinous ligament below, and the capsule of the sacroiliac joint above, as well as the anterior surface of the sacrum between the first to fourth… CONTINUE READING