Orthopaedics – MCQ 11 – Meralgia paresthetica

Meralgia paresthetica is due to involvement of
a) Medical cutaneous nerve of thigh
b) Lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh
c) Sural nerve
d) Femoral nerve

Correct answer : b) Lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh

Meralgia paresthetica is characterised by pain, tingling and numbness in lateral aspect of thigh. There is no motor deficiency. It is due to involvement of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh.

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