Entrapment neuropathy of the infrapatellar branch of the sap
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Entrapment neuropathy of the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve is a rare and often overlooked cause of pain in the anterior and/or medial aspect of the knee. The condition accounts for <1% of adults presenting with lower extremity pain.As a result, the symptoms may be mistaken for other more commonly encountered disorders affecting this region, such as patellofemoral pain syndrome, knee joint osteoarthritis, medial meniscus injuries, pes anserine bursitis, and medial collateral ligament injuries. Case Report: We describe a case of entrapment neuropathy of the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve as it pierces sartorius muscle. This is a rare cause of anteromedial knee pain that is easily overlooked and may be mistaken as arising from other anatomical structures in that region. The pain was successfully treated by partially dividing the sartorius muscle and translocating the nerve away from the site of entrapment. It is important to consider entrapment neuropathy of the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve as a differential diagnosis when assessing a patient with anteromedial knee pain.

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