Meralgia Paresthetica

Meralgia paresthetic is the nerve entrapment of the superficial branch of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve as it exits through the femoral canal in the groin or next to the ASIS, where the neve emerges from the pelvis. Common causes include tight-fitting garments such as hip-pad girdle or a heavy tool belt, obesity, pregnancy, or direct trauma during contact sports

Clinical Presentation

  • Paresthesias along the anterolateral thigh
  • Positive Tinel's sign medial to the ASIS or over inguinal ligament


  • Rest
  • Injection of corticosteroids
  • Surgical Release
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