Source Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital, University of
Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
Although injury to the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) is a known
complication of anterior approaches to the hip and pelvis, no study has
quantified its’ incidence in anterior arthroplasty procedures…
Although LFCN neuropraxia was a frequent complication after anterior
approach THA, it did not lead to functional limitations in our patients. A
decrease in symptoms occurred over time but only a small number of patients
reported complete resolution.