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《The Journal of Traditional Chinese Orthopedics and Traumatology》 2011-08
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Ultrasonic diagnostic in piriformis syndrome

ZHOU Ying,HE Qi,WANG Xiang.Department of Ultrasound,Quhua Hospital,Quzhou 324004,Zhejiang,China  
Objective:Our aim is to evaluate the diagnostic value of ultrasonography in patients with piriformis syndrome.Methods:26 patients who had clinically confirmed piriformis syndrome underwent ultrasonographic examination of Piriformis Muscle and Piriformis' Lower Hole.30 normal individuals served as contro1.Data from the patient and the normal individual groups were compared to determine the diagnostic parameters.Results:The thickness of Piriformis Muscle was larger in piriformis syndrome patients than in normal individuals,and the thickness of Piriformis' Lower Hole was narrower in piriformis syndrome patients than in normal individuals.Conclusion:Ultrasonography is contributory to the diagnosis and clarifying the pathogeny in patients with piriformis syndrome,It is simple,reliable and atraumatie.
【CateGory Index】: R445.1;R685.4
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