Physical therapy in a patient with bilateral obturator nerve paralysis after surgery. A case report

Kirdi N., Yakut E., MERİÇ A., AYHAN A.

Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol.27, no.1, pp.59-60, 2000 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Journal Name: Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-60
  • Keywords: Obturator nerve paralysis, Physical therapy, Surgery
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Obturator nerve injury can result from surgical procedures. Bilateral obturator nerve injury developed in our patient as a result of edema in the obturator fossa after a debulking operation. In the postoperative period, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, electromyographic (EMG) biofeedback, exercise and a home treatment program were used as the physical therapy approach. The patient became symptom-free after the physiotherapy program.