Postpartum obturator neurapraxia: A case report

David M. Haas, Robert S. Meadows, Ricky Cottrell, Wanda J. Stone

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BACKGROUND: Obturator nerve injury is a rare complication of vaginal delivery. CASE: Postpartum obturator neurapraxia was clinically diagnosed in a 22-year-old woman on the first postpartum day after a vaginal delivery. With physical therapy, the neurologic symptoms resolved by the third postpartum month. CONCLUSION: Maternal nerve injuries are uncommon in obstetrics. The diagnosis of obturator neurapraxia is usually made clinically. The symptoms will resolve with conservative physical therapy alone in the majority of cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-470
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Labor complications
  • Neurapraxia
  • Obturator nerve
  • Postpartum period

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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