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Piriformis Injection eMedicine Procedures
Piriformis syndrome is a common cause of buttock and posterior leg pain. Typically, the piriformis muscle becomes taut, tender, and contracted. This causes a deep aching sensation in the mid-gluteal region that is sometimes associated with pain radiating down the posterior leg. The tight piriformis muscle may cause a nerve and vessel entrapment syndrome because of its close proximity to the sciatic nerve and surrounding vessels.
Mary Louise Caire, MD Robert David Menzies, MD & Patrick T Prevo, MD
Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Caire et al
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Added: Thu Aug 20 2009