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I have EMG-confirmed obturator entrapment. Surgeon wants to try cortisone injection first. Will this actually solve problem if truly entrapped?

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Dr. Chirag Patel
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In brief: Conservative first

Conservative approaches are routinely attempted prior to surgical intervenion.
If the cortisone injection or massage or stretching/PT resolves your symptoms, then you've received the same benefit of surgery with lower risk. For athletes, surgical intervention might be attempted earlier on. Discuss further with a neurologist. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1234809-overview#aw2aab6b3

In brief: Conservative first

Conservative approaches are routinely attempted prior to surgical intervenion.
If the cortisone injection or massage or stretching/PT resolves your symptoms, then you've received the same benefit of surgery with lower risk. For athletes, surgical intervention might be attempted earlier on. Discuss further with a neurologist. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1234809-overview#aw2aab6b3
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