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2022 May 02

Pain Med

Ultrasound-Guided Gluteal Fascial Plane Block for the Treatment of Chronic Refractory Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome-Technique Description and Anatomical Correlation Study.


Greater trochanteric pain syndrome may often mimic pain generated from other sources. However, it is most commonly caused by gluteus medius and gluteus minimus tendinopathy or tear. The purpose of this technical report was to: 1) describe the ultrasound-guided fascial plane block technique targeting the superior gluteal nerve in the plane between gluteus medius/gluteus minimus to treat moderate-to-severe chronic refractory greater trochanteric pain syndrome; 2) anatomically correlate the procedure with cadaveric dissections demonstrating the structures being imaged and the tissues along the needle trajectory; 3) demonstrate the feasibility of the technique with serial dissection of one cadaveric specimen following injection with color dye.