Daño al nervio ciático

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El nervio ciático está ubicado en la parte posterior de la pierna. Éste inerva los músculos de la parte posterior de la rodilla y parte baja de la pierna. El nervio ciático también proporciona sensación a la parte posterior del muslo, a una porción de la parte inferior de la pierna y a la planta del pie. El daño parcial del nervio puede ocasionar debilidad para flexionar la rodilla, debilidad en los movimientos del pie, dificultad para doblar el pie hacia adentro (inversión) o doblar el pie hacia abajo (flexión plantar). Los reflejos de la persona pueden ser anormales, presentando debilidad o ausencia del reflejo aquíleo. Se pueden realizar diversos exámenes para encontrar la causa de disfunción del nervio ciático.

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  • Last Reviewed on 06/07/2012
  • Dennis Ogiela, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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