Lateral femoral cutaneous neuropathy, also known as meralgia paresthetica, is a pathology commonly encountered by neurosurgeons. Symptoms include numbness, tingling, and burning pain over the anterolateral thigh due to impingement on the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN). Surgical treatment has traditionally involved nerve release or neurectomy. LFCN transposition is a relatively new approach that can provide excellent symptomatic relief. In this video, the authors highlight key operative techniques to ensure easy identification, adequate decompression, and transposition of the nerve. Key steps include ultrasound-guided wire localization, superficial decompression, opening of the inguinal ligament, deep decompression, and medial transposition.
The video can be found here: https://stream.cadmore.media/r10.3171/2022.10.FOCVID2289