Mononeuropathy of a distal branch of the femoral nerve in a body building champion

L. Padua, E. D'Aloya, M. LoMonaco, R. Padua, B. Gregori, P. Tonali

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A unique case of a body building champion with localised atrophy of the distal portion of the vastus lateralis muscle is reported; neurophysiological evaluation suggests a selective lesion of a distal branch of the vastus lateralis nerve (a motor branch of the femoral nerve). A necroscopic study in four cases was performed to better clarify the site and mechanism of nerve lesion. The data suggest that stretching and compression of the nerve has probably occurred during strenous exercise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669-671
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1997


  • Anatomical study
  • Body building
  • Femoral nerve
  • Mononeuropathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology


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