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Table 2 Anatomic distribution of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN)

From: Functional outcome and complication following THA through modified direct anterior approach correlated to cadaveric study: are there any differences in Asian hip?

Characteristics Number of specimens (n = 30) Mean ± SD Median (minimum-maximum)
1. Correlation of LFCN and TFL
 On TFL 19 (63.3%)   
 Under TFL 11 (36.7%)   
2. Skin thickness (millimeter; mm)   3.6 ± 1.8 3.0 (2.0-8.0)
3. Correlation of LFCN and ASIS at inguinal ligament level
 Lateral to ASIS (mm) 0 (0.0%) - -
 Medial to ASIS (mm) 30 (100.0%) 5.3 ± 7.1 3.0 (0.0-29.0)
4. LFCN divided into branches correlated with the inguinal ligament
 Divided proximally to inguinal ligament 3 (10%)   
 Divided distally to inguinal ligament 27 (90%)   
5. Number of branches   2.6 ± 1.2 2.0 (1.0-6.0)
 1 4 (13.3%)   
 2 12 (40.0%)   
 3 10 (33.3%)   
 ≥ 4 4 (13.3%)   
6. Size of nerve (the largest branch) (mm)   3.6 ± 1.3 4.0 (1.5-6.0)
7. Distance of nerve from ASIS to the nerve division (mm)   19.0 ± 15.4 15.5 (1.0-56.0)
8. Distance of nerve from ASIS to the most distal part (mm)   115.0 ± 32.0 114.0 (67.0-198.0)