Lower limb mo no neuropathies

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FEMORAL NERVE (L,L2L3)

Sartorius

Rectus femoris

Vastus lateralis

Sartorius

Rectus femoris

Vastus lateralis

---Pectineus

Vastus ----medialis

---Pectineus

Vastus ----medialis

Damaged by:

- Fractures of the upper femur

- Congenital dislocation of the hip, hip surgery

- Neoplastic infiltration

- Psoas muscle abscess

- Haematoma into iliopsoas muscle (haemophilia, anticoagulants)

- Systemic causes of mononeuropathy, e.g. diabetes.

Results in:

- Weakness of hip flexion

- Weakness of knee extension with wasting of thigh muscles

- Sensory' loss over the anterior and medial aspects of the thigh

- The knee jerk is lost.

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