Goulding K, Beaule PE, Kim PR, Fazekas A. 2010
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.