Femoral Neuropathy


Femoral neuropathy, or femoral nerve dysfunction, occurs when you can’t move or feel part of your leg because of damaged nerves, specifically the femoral nerve. This can result from an injury, prolonged pressure on the nerve, or damage from disease.

In most cases, patients can be treated conservatively with exercises, avoidance of excessive external rotation and abduction of the hip & with knee bracing.

Medical treatment for femoral neuropathy depends on the underlying cause and this may include chemotherapy for underlying tumour, immunotherapy for a diabetic or vasculitic cause and neuropathic pain medication (e.g pregabalin, gabapentin, amitriptyline)https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/search?q=femoral+nerve+damage


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