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- 1.1. It is demonstrated that fibrous adhesions on occasion form about the sciatic nerve.
- 2.2. These bands press upon or constrict the nerve and produce sciatic nerve pain.
- 3.3. The pain so produced is of great intensity.
- 4.4. Complete relief from this pain can be obtained only by the operative exposure of the sciatic nerve throughout its course in the thigh and the removal of the constricting fibrous adhesions.
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Received: October 19, 1938
☆Read before the Joint meeting of the Boston Surgical Society and the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery at Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 15, 1937.
© 1939 Published by Elsevier Inc.