Surgery for Meralgia Paresthetica

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Burning Thigh Pain

Surgery for Meralgia Paresthetica

Surgery for meralgia paresthetica? If your thigh is burning and won’t stop, sometimes it’s meralgia paresthetica and surgery is the right choice.

If it’s the outer thigh and you also have tingling sensations there then you may have meralgia parenthetic, a condition caused by compression and damage t0 the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN). Meralgia surgery is a possibility but it’s radical and, like all surgeries, risky. Before you start thinking about surgery, look around this site.

You’ll find everything you need, including a list of symptoms and 20 possible causes to help you zero in on what’s wrong. If it’s not meralgia, then you’re in luck. But if you think it is then there is much you can do to ease the symptoms while you wait for the condition to pass. Just look around the site. It’s the largest collection of information about meralgia paresthetica anywhere. We’re not selling anything (except the book, of course!) and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have about the condition. Our email is all through the book, so drop us a line.

There’s an encouraging article about meralgia surgery that you should read. Fifteen cases of meralgia paresthetica were identified in 14 patients in a private surgical practice during a 4-year period. All patients were initially treated conservatively and seven patients subsequently underwent surgical treatment. Follow-up ranged from 3 to 6 years. Here’s the post-treatment breakdown:

  1. Conservative management consisting of local analgesics, steroids, nonsteroidal antiinflammatories, rest, and reduction or elimination of aggravating factors yielded long-lasting improvement in five patients with meralgia paresthetica.
  2. Nine patients with 10 cases of meralgia paresthetica did not benefit in the long term from conservative management.
  3. Seven of these patients, representing eight cases of meralgia paresthetica, ultimately opted for surgical management, and all obtained good long-term relief of symptoms.

It’s an interesting article. In other words, 100% of those desperate souls got full relief. So while you’re thinking about it, visit the rest of this site, download the book, and why not watch this video about post-surgical recovery from meralgia?



2 thoughts on “Surgery for Meralgia Paresthetica

  1. vivian raybourn

    I am not obese. I believe that the right hip bone in the groin splintered and trapped the nerve. I think my MP is from is caused from repetitive motion on a stepper, 1 hr a day 7 days a week. It has been 2 mths and the pain has shifted from outside thigh to groin, severe, to lower back. It is difficult to find a doctor that is familiar with MP and most don’t like suggestions. I thought this was an article about successful surgery. Is this possible, that I have MP?

    1. godfree Post author

      Very possible. How confident are you about your belief that your right hip bone in the groin splintered and trapped the nerve?

      Have you thought of seeing a neurologist?


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