Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1998 , Vol 1 , Num 1
Siyatik Sinir Nöropatisine Sebep Olan Etyolojik Faktörlerin Değerlendirilmesi
Semih Akı 1 ,Levent Alev 2 ,Ari Boyacıyan 2 ,Ayşe Karan 3
1 İstanbul Üniversitesi İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul
2 İstanbul Üniversitesi İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroloji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul
3 İstanbul Üniversitesi İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye

The aim of this study was to determine etiological factors that causes sciatic nerve neuropathy. In our study we retrospectively evaluetad files of 54 patients having sciatic nerve neuropathy diagnosis clinically from 1.1.1994 to 31.12.1995 at the leboratory of EMG. Intramuscular gluteal injection was found as the most common etiological factor in the 48 cases that sciatic nerve neuropathy was found out by EMG. This result indicates that health employees and public are not well educated about this subject. Hip arthroplasty is the first rank between etiological factors in the literature but it is found rarely in our study so the reason is thehip arthroplasty is not widespread yet in Turkey.

Keywords : Sciatic nerve, neuropathy, EMG