NC74.0/S74.0 Injury of sciatic nerve at hip or thigh level



Injury of the sciatic nerve can be caused by a direct traumatic injury, such as a car accident or a fall, or by a medical condition such as diabetes or a herniated disc.


Injury to the sciatic nerve is typically diagnosed through physical examination, imaging studies such as an X-ray or MRI, and nerve conduction studies.

Differential diagnosis

Other conditions that can present with similar symptoms include piriformis syndrome, lumbar radiculopathy, and spinal stenosis.


Treatment for sciatic nerve injury typically includes rest, physical therapy, medications to reduce inflammation and pain, and in some cases, surgery.


The prognosis for sciatic nerve injury depends on the severity of the injury and the promptness of treatment. In some cases, full recovery can take several months, while in others, full recovery may not be possible.

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