Sciatic neuropathy is also known as or subsumes Sciatic mononeuropathy and Sciatic nerve injury. -ed.
Sciatic neuropathy is an important consideration in the patient with foot drop. Important causes of this mononeuropathy include total hip arthroplasty, unusual forms of leg or buttock compression, neoplastic infiltration, and a heterogeneous group of other disorders. In this update, Drs. Thy Nguyen and Kazim Sheikh of the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center summarize new data regarding diagnostic modalities and reported etiologies of sciatic neuropathy.