Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Genetics, Cell Biology & Anatomy
Keely Cassidy, PhD
Karen Gould, PhD
Shantaram Joshi, PhD
The goal of this project was to identify and quantify the anatomical variations of the sciatic nerve divisions in relation to the piriformis muscle and compare the data collected to the primary literature. This was done in an effort to provide awareness of sciatic nerve entrapments within the subgluteal space that may be responsible for posterior hip and buttock pain. While the current means of diagnosis are through physical examination, imaging techniques, and surgery, the results of this present study indicate that new methods of diagnosis need to be explored.
Van Erdewyk, Jonathan I., "Anatomical Variations of the Sciatic Nerve Divisions in Relation to the Piriformis Muscle and Clinical Implications" (2017). Theses & Dissertations. 194.