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Predictive Value of Preoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings for Survival and Local Recurrence in Patients Undergoing En Bloc Resection of Sacral Chordomas.

Neurosurgery 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Neurological Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

Background: Few studies have assessed the prognostic importance of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan findings in patients undergoing en bloc resection of sacral chordomas.

Objective: To (1) report in-depth imaging characteristics of sacral chordomas, (2) describe the patterns of local and distant recurrence, and (3) determine imaging predictors of overall survival (OS) and local recurrence (LR).

Methods: This retrospective case series was obtained from a prospectively maintained spine database from 1995 to 2016. Read More

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December 2018
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Epidemiology and etiology of secondary piriformis syndrome: A single-institution retrospective study.

J Clin Neurosci 2018 Oct 24. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA. Electronic address:

Piriformis syndrome (PS) is a rare etiology of extra-spinal sciatica in which pathologies associated with or around the piriformis muscle (PM) irritate the adjacent sciatic nerve (SN), however, there is scarcity in the literature regarding its exact etiologies, thus, we performed a retrospective study to elucidate the epidemiology of PS and assess various causes of the syndrome. Our study included patients assessed at our institution who presented with sciatica of non-spinal origin between May 2014 and December 2015. Radiology reports of all patients who received pelvic MRI were examined for positive findings involving PM and SN. Read More

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October 2018

EMG in piriformis syndrome diagnosis: Reliability of peroneal H-reflex according to results obtained after surgery, Botox injection and medical treatment.

J Clin Neurosci 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Orthopedic Surgery Department, Sacré-Coeur Hospital, P.O. Box 116, Hazmieh, Lebanon.

Diagnosing piriformis syndrome (PS) throughout the past decades was not that easy, however peroneal H-reflex was proved as reliable test for PS with the change in wave amplitude and delay in conduction as parameters for diagnosis. We interpreted these parameters according to treatment's results carried out for patients presenting clinical PS, aiming to define a threshold value for peroneal H-reflex delay to accurately diagnose. A retrospective mono-centric review of 27 patients, 9 females and 18 males, aged 22-65 years, benefited from peroneal H-reflex test and treated for clinical PS. Read More

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November 2018
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Soft tissue restrictors of femoral elevation in direct anterior approach-an anatomic study.

J Orthop Surg Res 2018 Dec 4;13(1):308. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Department of Orthopedics, Changzhou No.2 People's Hospital, the Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, 29 Xinglong Alley, Changzhou City, 213003, Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China.

Background: With the patient in a constant supine position, elevation of the femur in THA (DAA) provides a more intuitive and conducive location of the acetabulum for the correct placement of the acetabular prosthesis, but elevation of the femur for broaching becomes more challenging. The purpose of this study is to analyze the restriction of the ischiofemoral ligament and short external rotation muscles, and its effect on the elevation of the proximal femur in the DAA.

Methods: The study subjects comprised 5 freshly frozen cadavers with 10 normal hips. Read More

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December 2018
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Piriformis-Sparing Minimally Invasive Versus the Standard Posterior Approach for Total Hip Arthroplasty: A 10-Year Follow-Up of a Randomized Control Trial.

J Arthroplasty 2018 Oct 17. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Perth Radiological Clinic, Mirrabooka, Western Australia, Australia.

Background: Despite the popularity of minimally invasive approaches in total hip arthroplasty, studies regarding their impact on soft tissues and long-term benefits are lacking. This study aims to compare the 10-year functional outcome of the piriformis-sparing minimally invasive approach to the standard posterior approach for total hip arthroplasty surgery.

Methods: Hundred patients were randomized, 48 patients to the piriformis-sparing approach and 52 to the standard approach. Read More

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October 2018
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Rare case of neglected large sacral Chordoma in a young female treated by wide En bloc resection and Sacrectomy.

BMC Cancer 2018 Nov 14;18(1):1112. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Department of Orthopaedics, Hospital Sultan Ismail, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Background: Sacral chordoma is a locally aggressive malignant tumour originating from ectopic notochordal cells. The natural history of sacral chordoma is a slow growing tumour arising at the midline of the lower sacrum that can invade the sacrum and progressively increase in size expanding cranially and anteriorly. Metastasis is very rare even when the tumour is large. Read More

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November 2018
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Effect of "Mannitol plus Vitamins B" in the management of patients with piriformis syndrome.

J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil 2018 Oct 30. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

Background: Piriformis syndrome (PS) is an entrapment of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle, or myofascial pain from the piriformis muscle.

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of "Mannitol plus Vitamins B" regime in the management of PS.

Methods: Twenty two patients were included in this study and received 250 ml of mannitol 20% intravenous infusion for 5 days + Vitamins B (vitamin B1 10 mg + vitamin B2 10 mg + vitamin B12 50 μg PO) for 6 weeks. Read More

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October 2018
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The Majority of Piriformis Muscles are Innervated by the Superior Gluteal Nerve.

Clin Anat 2018 Nov 8. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Seattle Science Foundation, Seattle, WA, USA.

Introduction: The piriformis muscle is clinically implicated in pain disorders, posterior approaches for total hip arthroplasty, and iatrogenic injury to the muscle and the surrounding nerves. The piriformis muscle has been said to receive innervation from L5 to S3 ventral rami with most sources using S1 and S2 ventral rami as the most common innervation this muscle. However, descriptions of the nerve in the literature are vague. Read More

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November 2018
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[Sonographic analysis of swallowing in the cervical section of the esophagus].

HNO 2018 Nov 6. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Klinik für Hals‑, Nasen‑, Ohrenheilkunde, Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Kirrberger Straße, 66421, Homburg/Saar, Deutschland.

Background: Dysphagia is a common symptom reported by patients in various medical fields, raising the question of diagnosis. In addition to otorhinolaryngologic examination with a mirror, the current gold standards videofluoroscopy and fiber optic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) are available. Ultrasound is frequently used in everyday clinical practice, although its application for swallowing diagnostics needs addressing. Read More

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November 2018
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Endoscopic release of the piriformis tendon and sciatic nerve exploration.

J Hip Preserv Surg 2018 Aug 22;5(3):301-306. Epub 2018 Jun 22.

Department of Adult Joint Reconstruction, National Rehabilitation Institute of México, Av. México-Xochimilco No. 289, Col. Arenal de Guadalupe, México D.F. C.P, México.

Robinson, in 1947 introduced for the first time the term 'piriformis syndrome'. More recently, many etiologies of sciatic nerve entrapment around the gluteal region or the non-discogenic area have been identified, resulting in the use of a new term 'The Deep Gluteal Syndrome'. The purpose of this study was to assess the outcomes following the endoscopic release of sciatic nerve entrapment. Read More

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August 2018
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Are piriformis reconstruction implants ideal for prophylactic femoral neck fixation?

Injury 2018 Oct 17. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, United States.

Objectives: Prophylactic femoral neck fixation may be performed in the setting of geriatric diaphyseal femur fracture, pathologic or impending atypical femur fractures. Fixation constructs often utilize cephalomedullary implants with one or two proximal interlocking screws into the femoral head/neck. Variations in proximal femoral anatomy and implant design can interfere with the placement of two screws in the femoral head and neck. Read More

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October 2018
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Ectopic appendix vermiformis located in the right deep gluteal region due to unilateral piriformis agenesis.

Surg Radiol Anat 2018 Oct 25. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Department of Radiology, SANKO University Medical School, Ali Fuat Cebesoy Caddesi No. 45, Gaziantep, Turkey.

Incidental CT findings of a 67 years old female patient that had right piriformis agenesis and migration of appendix vermiformis to the right deep gluteal region is presented. To our knowledge this is the first case that the appendix has such ectopic location. Consideration of such variation would be beneficial to avoid possible complications, especially for surgeons who deal with gluteal region. Read More

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October 2018
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The effect of polydeoxyribonucleotide on the treatment of radiating leg pain due to cystic mass lesion in inner aspect of right sciatic foramen: A CARE compliant case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Oct;97(41):e12794

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Rationale: Radiating leg pain usually originates from the lumbar spine and occasionally from peripheral lesions. Here we report a case involving a patient with radiating pain in the right leg who exhibited 2 suspicious lesions, including 1 spinal lesion and 1 extraspinal cystic mass lesion, on magnetic resonance imaging. Polydeoxyribonucleotide sodium (PDRN) was recently noted as such a substitute. Read More

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October 2018
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SuperPath: The Direct Superior Portal-Assisted Total Hip Approach.

Authors:
James Chow

JBJS Essent Surg Tech 2017 Sep 9;7(3):e23. Epub 2017 Aug 9.

Hedley Orthopaedic Institute, Phoenix, Arizona.

The supercapsular percutaneously assisted total hip (SuperPath; MicroPort) approach is a direct superior portal-assisted approach for total hip arthroplasty (THA) that utilizes the interval between the gluteus minimus and the piriformis to access the hip capsule. The technique was developed to promote early mobilization, greater range of motion, and improved pain control. The major steps of this procedure are as follows: Step 1: Patient positioning. Read More

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September 2017
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Ultrasound-guided Dry Needling Treatment of Myofascial Trigger Points for Piriformis Syndrome Management: A Case Series.

J Chiropr Med 2018 Sep 26;17(3):198-200. Epub 2018 Aug 26.

Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy.

Objective: The purpose of this case series was to describe the outcomes of diagnostic ultrasound-assisted dry needling in the management of piriformis syndrome.

Clinical Features: Case 1: a 45-year-old woman reported gluteal pain occasionally radiating in the sciatic region. Her magnetic resonance imaging showing sciatic nerve edema in the underlying portion of the piriformis muscle. Read More

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September 2018
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A Variant of the Sciatic Nerve and its Clinical Implications.

Cureus 2018 Jun 25;10(6):e2874. Epub 2018 Jun 25.

Neurosurgery, Seattle Science Foundation, Seattle, USA.

Variants of gluteal neural anatomy are important to consider, especially during surgical approaches to the hip. During the routine dissection of the gluteal region, a variant of the sciatic nerve was found where the nerve left the pelvis fully split into its tibial and common fibular components. Intrapelvically and extrapelvically, there was no splitting of the two components by the piriformis muscle. Read More

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June 2018
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Increased Skeletal Muscle FDG Uptake Due to Sexual Activity on PET/CT in a Middle Age Woman.

Clin Nucl Med 2018 Nov;43(11):837-839

From the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Beijing Friendship Hospital of Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.

A 48-year-old woman with gradually growing left lung nodule underwent FDG PET/CT scan, which demonstrated mild F-FDG uptake in the nodule of the left lobe, suggestive of malignancy. Unexpectedly, increased FDG uptake in bilateral gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, and piriformis was shown. She described having sexual activity in missionary position the night prior. Read More

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November 2018
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A critical overview of the current myofascial pain literature - July 2018.

J Bodyw Mov Ther 2018 07 27;22(3):673-684. Epub 2018 Jun 27.

China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan. Electronic address:

In the current issue of this clinical overview, we are pleased to include several basic research studies ranging from the differentiation of radicular and non-radicular low back pain based on the presence of trigger points (TrPs) to the role of TrPs in patients with osteoarthritis, the diagnostic criteria of TrP, the accurate placement of needles in the piriformis muscle with dry needling (DN), and the reliability of TrP identification, among others. As usual, there are many new DN studies, but also several review papers, and manual TrP research. Contributing authors come from as many as 15 different countries! Read More

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July 2018
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Endoscopic Release of the Piriformis Tendon and Sciatic Nerve Exploration by the Lateral Decubitus Approach Through an Incision on the Iliotibial Band.

Arthrosc Tech 2018 Jul 25;7(7):e785-e790. Epub 2018 Jun 25.

Department of Adult Joint Reconstruction, National Rehabilitation Institute of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.

Entrapment of the sciatic nerve is considered a challenging problem for orthopaedic surgeons. Many surgical interventions (open or endoscopic) have been described as treatments. We describe an endoscopic technique for release of the piriformis tendon and sciatic nerve exploration by the lateral approach through an incision on the iliotibial band. Read More

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July 2018
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CLINICAL DECISION MAKING AND TREATMENT IN A RUNNER WITH HIP PAIN AND NEUROMUSCULAR CONTROL DYSFUNCTION: A CASE REPORT.

Int J Sports Phys Ther 2018 Apr;13(2):269-282

Sports Physical Therapy Department, Gundersen Health System, Onalaska, WI, USA.

Background And Purpose: The incidence of running related injuries remains high despite numerous efforts to understand the mechanical contributors to the etiology of these injuries. In light of continued running injury, theories of neuromuscular control, or movement patterns, have been suggested as possible contributors to running related injuries. However, the clinical decision making determining when altered neuromuscular control strategies may be affecting a runner's symptoms has not been described. Read More

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April 2018
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Capsular Sparing Total Hip Replacement Technique Applied with a Dual-mobility Cup to Reduce Dislocations.

Surg Technol Int 2018 Nov;33:289-293

Michael T. Manley, LLC, Wyckoff, New Jersey.

Regardless of the surgical approach used, dislocation remains a complication following total hip replacement. In recent years, newer technologies, such as the use of large femoral heads, have reduced the rate of postoperative dislocation. The combination of such technology, together with a soft tissue repair technique, may reduce the dislocation rate even further. Read More

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November 2018
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Piriformis Syndrome and Wallet Neuritis: Are They the Same?

Authors:
Md Abu B Siddiq

Cureus 2018 May 10;10(5):e2606. Epub 2018 May 10.

Physical Medicine and Rheumatology, Brahmanbaria Medical College, Bangladesh.

Piriformis syndrome (PS) involves the piriformis muscle and adjacent sciatic nerve, producing features similar to true sciatica of lumbar spine origin, for example, lumbar disc prolapse, thereby confusing pain physicians about the diagnosis. Synonyms that are used frequently for PS are deep gluteal syndrome, extra-spinal sciatica, wallet neuritis, etc. Commonly presenting symptoms of PS include gluteal pain which increases with affected side sitting/per-rectal manoeuvre, and improves with ambulation/intra-lesional steroid, etc. Read More

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May 2018
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Evaluation of neural therapy effect in patients with piriformis syndrome.

J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil 2018 ;31(6):1105-1110

Atatürk University Horasan Vocational High School, Erzurum, Turkey.

Background: The aim of this study was to explore the effect of neural therapy on pain and functionality in patients with low back pain due to piriformis syndrome. It also aimed to find out any possible links between the clinical changes and demographic features.

Method: One hundred and two patients were randomly divided into two groups (neural therapy and control). Read More

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January 2018
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Influence of Soft Tissue Preservation in Total Hip Arthroplasty: A 16-Year Experience.

Surg Technol Int 2018 Nov;33:301-307

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

Background: Surgical technique in total hip arthroplasty (THA) has been a topic of debate over the last 50 years. Evidence-based studies are needed to compare one technique to another. This study investigated the outcome of the direct superior approach in primary THA as measured by patient perception of pain and recovery over a 16-year period. Read More

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November 2018
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Response to Letter to the Editor on 'Piriformis muscle syndrome: A cross-sectional imaging study in 116 patients and evaluation of therapeutic outcome'.

Eur Radiol 2018 Dec 15;28(12):5352-5353. Epub 2018 Jun 15.

Department of Medical Imaging-University Hospital and University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece.

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December 2018
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[Precise application of Traditional Chinese Medicine in minimally-invasive techniques].

Authors:
Fu-Hui Dong

Zhongguo Gu Shang 2018 06;31(6):493-496

Wangjing Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100102, China;

The miminally-invasive techniques of traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) uses different types of acupuncture needles to treat diseased locations with special techniques. These techniques include different methods of insertion and closed incision (press cutting, sliding cutting, scrape cutting, etc.). Read More

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June 2018
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Sciatica Caused by Venous Varix Compression of the Sciatic Nerve.

World Neurosurg 2018 Sep 19;117:242-245. Epub 2018 Jun 19.

Department of Neurosurgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

Background: The authors report the case of a 76-year-old woman presenting with leg pain, numbness, and weakness mimicking a lumbosacral radiculopathy.

Case Description: Initial lumbar spine magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated mild root compression, but lumbar decompression afforded only transient symptomatic relief. Postoperative magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbosacral plexus and sciatic nerve revealed a gluteal venous varix compressing the sciatic nerve just distal to the piriformis muscle. Read More

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September 2018
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Letter to the editor involving the article 'Piriformis muscle syndrome: A cross-sectional imaging study in 116 patients and evaluation of therapeutic outcome'.

Eur Radiol 2018 Dec 19;28(12):5354-5355. Epub 2018 Jun 19.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey.

Key Points: • Lack of use of local injection test to confirm the diagnosis may lead to miss the diagnosis of PMS of myofascial origin. • Piriformis muscle syndrome should be diagnosed on the basis of clinical symptoms, specific physical examinations, and positive response to local injection. • Sciatic nerve entrapment is not a must in the diagnosis of PMS and PMS is mostly myofascial in origin. Read More

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December 2018
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Musculus piriformis syndrome: Localization and injection therapy-Comment to letter from Mayo-Moldes M et al. [1].

Scand J Pain 2012 Jul 1;3(3):172. Epub 2012 Jul 1.

Oslo University and Oslo University Hospital, Departments of Pain Management and Research and Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway.

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July 2012
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Piriformis muscle injection guided by sciatic nerve stimulation: Quick, simple, and safe technique.

Scand J Pain 2012 Jul 1;3(3):170-171. Epub 2012 Jul 1.

Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital Meixoeiro, Complexo, Hospitalario Universitario de Vigo, Vigo, Spain.

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July 2012
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Does endoscopic piriformis tenotomy provide safe and complete tendon release? A cadaver study.

Orthop Traumatol Surg Res 2018 Dec 28;104(8):1193-1197. Epub 2018 May 28.

Service de chirurgie orthopédique et traumatologique, CHU de Carémeau, place du Pr-Debré, 30029 Nîmes cedex 9, France.

Background: Endoscopic piriformis release (EPR) is among the available treatments for piriformis syndrome. This procedure typically involves dividing the muscle near the sciatic nerve in the sub-gluteal space, which contains numerous blood vessels and nerves. The objectives of this prospective cadaver study were: 1) to assess the reproducibility and quality of endoscopic piriformis tenotomy near the greater trochanter; 2) to detect iatrogenic injuries to the lateral hip rotators, nerves, and vessels; 3) and to define the surgical safety margins relative to the sciatic nerve and inferior gluteal bundle. Read More

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December 2018
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Preservation technique of the piriformis tendon is superior to reattachment technique in terms of contiguity and muscle atrophy: using magnetic resonance imaging.

Hip Int 2018 Nov 15;28(6):599-605. Epub 2018 May 15.

1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fukuoka University Faculty of Medicine, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Japan.

Purpose: The preservation technique of the piriformis tendon during the posterolateral approach in total hip arthroplasty (THA) is reportedly superior to the reattachment technique in terms of dislocation. However, the long-term effects of preservation of the piriformis tendon during THA remain unknown. In this study, we evaluated the contiguity of the piriformis/conjoined tendon and atrophy of the piriformis/internal obturator muscle during a long-term postoperative follow-up using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Read More

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November 2018
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Targeted Ultrasound-Guided Perineural Hydrodissection of the Sciatic Nerve for the Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome.

Ultrasound Q 2018 May 1. Epub 2018 May 1.

NYU Langone Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Center for Musculoskeletal Care, New York, NY.

Piriformis syndrome is a common cause of lumbar, gluteal, and thigh pain, frequently associated with sciatic nerve symptoms. Potential etiologies include muscle injury or chronic muscle stretching associated with gait disturbances. There is a common pathological end pathway involving hypertrophy, spasm, contracture, inflammation, and scarring of the piriformis muscle, leading to impingement of the sciatic nerve. Read More

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May 2018
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Is it painful to be different? Sciatic nerve anatomical variants on MRI and their relationship to piriformis syndrome.

Eur Radiol 2018 Nov 30;28(11):4681-4686. Epub 2018 Apr 30.

Department of Radiology, Stanford University, 300 Pasteur Dr, Stanford, CA, 94305, USA.

Objectives: To investigate the purported relationship between sciatic nerve variant anatomy and piriformis syndrome.

Methods: Over 49 months, 1039 consecutive noncontrast adult hip MRIs were completed for various clinical indications. Repeat and technically insufficient studies were excluded. Read More

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November 2018
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Accuracy and safety of dry needle placement in the piriformis muscle in cadavers.

J Man Manip Ther 2018 May 6;26(2):89-96. Epub 2017 Jul 6.

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Health Professions, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, USA.

Objectives: The purpose of this anatomic investigation is to (1) establish accuracy of dry needle placement into the medial third of the piriformis muscle as it exits the pelvis from the greater sciatic notch in unembalmed cadaveric specimens, while avoiding puncture of the sciatic nerve, and (2) establish guidelines for dry needle length selection.

Methods: Dry needles were placed in nineteen unembalmed cadaveric posterior hips. Dissection of the posterior hip musculature was performed to confirm location of the needle. Read More

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May 2018
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Anatomy of the Pudendal Nerve and Other Neural Structures Around the Proximal Hamstring Origin in Males.

Arthroscopy 2018 Jul 30;34(7):2105-2110. Epub 2018 Mar 30.

Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Purpose: To define the anatomy of the pudendal nerve in relationship to the proximal hamstring and other nearby neurological structures during proximal hamstring repair.

Methods: Six fresh-frozen human cadaveric hemi-pelvises from male patients ages 64.0 ± 4. Read More

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July 2018
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Diagnosis and Management of Piriformis Syndrome: A Rare Anatomic Variant Analyzed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

J Clin Imaging Sci 2018 21;8. Epub 2018 Feb 21.

Department of Radiology, David Grant Medical Center, Fairfield, CA, USA.

Piriformis syndrome is an uncommon condition that causes significant pain in the posterior lower buttocks and leg due to entrapment of the sciatic nerve at the level of the piriformis muscle. In the typical anatomical presentation, the sciatic nerve exits directly ventral and inferior to the piriformis muscle and continues down the posterior leg. Several causes that have been linked to this condition include trauma, differences in leg length, hip arthroplasty, inflammation, neoplastic mass effect, and anatomic variations. Read More

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February 2018
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Clinical Criteria of Central Sensitization in Chronic Pelvic and Perineal Pain (Convergences PP Criteria): Elaboration of a Clinical Evaluation Tool Based on Formal Expert Consensus.

Pain Med 2018 10;19(10):2009-2015

Federative Pelvic Pain Center, Department of Urology, Nantes University Hospital, Nantes, France.

Background: The evaluation of chronic pelvic and perineal pain (CPP) is often complex. The patient's description of the pain often appears to be disproportionate to the limited findings on physical examination and/or complementary investigations. The concept of central sensitization may allow better understanding and management of patients with CPP. Read More

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October 2018
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Efficacy of Pseudomonas fluorescens for control of Mucor rot of apple during commercial storage and potential modes of action.

Can J Microbiol 2018 Jun 5;64(6):420-431. Epub 2018 Mar 5.

a Biology Department, The University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7, Canada.

The ability of Pseudomonas fluorescens isolates 1-112, 2-28, and 4-6, to control Mucor piriformis (Mucor rot) on Gala, McIntosh, Ambrosia, and Spartan apple cultivars in commercial cold storage and their possible mechanisms of action were investigated. Isolates 1-112 and 2-28 provided significant levels of disease control on McIntosh and Spartan apples, while isolate 4-6 provided control of Mucor rot on Gala and Spartan apples, compared with control fruits after 15 weeks of storage at 0 °C. Mycelial growth of M. Read More

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June 2018
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Novel t(1;2)(p36.1;q23) and t(7;19)(q32;q13.3) chromosomal translocations in ischemic fasciitis: expanding the spectrum of pseudosarcomatous lesions with clonal pathogenetic link.

Diagn Pathol 2018 Mar 2;13(1):18. Epub 2018 Mar 2.

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University, 410 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43210, USA.

Background: Ischemic fasciitis is a distinctive pseudosarcomatous entity with a marked predilection for elderly and physically debilitated or immobilized patients. The etiology of these lesions is unknown but felt to be related to ischemic vascular events.

Case Presentation: Herein, we report for the first time, two cytogenetic translocations, t(1;2)(p36. Read More

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March 2018
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Clinical criteria for CT scan evaluation of upper digestive tract fishbone.

Laryngoscope 2018 Nov 15;128(11):2467-2472. Epub 2018 Feb 15.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Galilee Medical Center, affiliated with Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, Bar-Ilan University, Safed, Israel.

Objectives: To establish clinical criteria for performing computed tomography scan for suspected upper digestive tract fishbone.

Methods: This is a prospective study of all adult patients referred to the otolaryngology emergency department at our medical center for suspected fishbone in the upper digestive tract after no fishbone was seen on physical examination. The patients were divided into two groups: 1) The first was a high clinical suspicion group, which included patients with at least one of the following criteria: drooling, accumulation of saliva in the sinus piriformis, fever, referral 24 hours after the ingestion with worsening/continuing symptoms, and readmission. Read More

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November 2018
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[Chylous leakage attributable to post-operation on piriformis undifferentiated sarcoma combined with squamous cell carcinoma: a case report].

Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Feb;53(2):138-140

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Yanbian University Hospital, Yanji 133000, China.

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February 2018
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Piriformis electromyography activity during prone and side-lying hip joint movement.

J Phys Ther Sci 2018 Jan 27;30(1):154-158. Epub 2018 Jan 27.

Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University: 2-579-15 Mikajima, Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan.

[Purpose] To measure electromyographic activity of the piriformis using fine-wire electrodes during 7 hip movements. [Subjects and Methods] Eleven healthy men, without severe low back pain or lower limb injury, participated in this study. Fine-wire electrodes were inserted into the piriformis and surface electrodes were attached to the muscles in the hip region and the trunk muscles on the dominant arm side. Read More

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January 2018
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Non-knee-spanning muscles contribute to tibiofemoral shear as well as valgus and rotational joint reaction moments during unanticipated sidestep cutting.

Sci Rep 2018 02 6;8(1):2501. Epub 2018 Feb 6.

School of Exercise Sciences, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia.

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are a burdensome condition due to potential surgical requirements and increased risk of long term debilitation. Previous studies indicate that muscle forces play an important role in the development of ligamentous loading, yet these studies have typically used cadaveric models considering only the knee-spanning quadriceps, hamstrings and gastrocnemius muscle groups. Using a musculoskeletal modelling approach, we investigated how lower-limb muscles produce and oppose key tibiofemoral reaction forces and moments during the weight acceptance phase of unanticipated sidestep cutting. Read More

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February 2018
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Botulinum toxin treatment of pain syndromes -an evidence based review.

Toxicon 2018 Jun 1;147:120-128. Epub 2018 Feb 1.

Department of Neurology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA. Electronic address:

This review evaluates the existing level of evidence for efficacy of BoNTs in different pain syndromes using the recommended efficacy criteria from the Assessment and Therapeutic Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. There is a level A evidence (effective) for BoNT therapy in post-herpetic neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, and posttraumatic neuralgia. There is a level B evidence (probably effective) for diabetic neuropathy, plantar fasciitis, piriformis syndrome, pain associated with total knee arthroplasty, male pelvic pain syndrome, chronic low back pain, male pelvic pain, and neuropathic pain secondary to traumatic spinal cord injury. Read More

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June 2018
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Middle Term Results of Simple Open Hip Reduction of Irreducible DDH - What Is the Cut-off Age to Safely Perform It with Lower Complications?

Acta Chir Orthop Traumatol Cech 2017 ;84(5):386-390

Sofia Medical University, Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Sofia, Bulgaria.

PURPOSE OF THE STUDY When developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is irreducible by conservative means, then surgical open hip reduction is the choice. When done before walking age simple open hip reduction (SOHR) is most often enough to stabilize the hip. We tested the hypothesis that simple open hip reduction gives enough stability even in severe Tönnis 4 grades of dislocation. Read More

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August 2018
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