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  1. Pain pattern in pregnancy and "catching" of the leg in pregnant women with posterior pelvic pain. Point of View.

    Article - En anglais

    Study Design

    A cross-sectional study of symptoms and signs in pregnant women.


    To describe tne clinical appearance of back pain in pregnancy and the relation between pain distribution and symptoms in women with posterior pelvic pain, in order to shed light on etiologic factors. of Background Data.

    Back pain is common in the general population.

    During pregnancy, it is even more common, and back pain is experienced by about 50% of pregnant women.

    In the pregnant woman. differentiation between common low back pain and posterior pelvic pain is believed to be essential because these symptoms should be treated in different ways.


    The women were interviewed with a questionnaire.

    Those with back symptoms completed a pain drawing and were examined by an orthopedic surgeon.

    Based on tne symptoms and findings, the women were divided into three groups : thoracic pain, lumbar pain, and posterior pelvic pain.


    Of 338 pregnant women, 51% had back pain at the time of examination.

    The pain was more widespread compared with common low back pain.

    Seventy-one percent of the 171 patients examined by the orthopedic surgeon had a positive posterior pelvic pain test.

    These women more often had pain in the gluteal and posterior thigh regions.

    A « catching » feeling of the leg was described when walking by 44 of 122 these women, whereas only 1 of 49 women without a posterior pelvic pain test had such symptoms. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Lombalgie, Association, Femelle, Gestation, Physiopathologie, Symptomatologie, Algie pelvienne, Postérieur, Articulation sacroiliaque, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Homme, Douleur, Os bassin, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Rachialgie, Gestation pathologie, Pelvis pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low back pain, Association, Female, Pregnancy, Pathophysiology, Symptomatology, Pelvic pain, Posterior, Sacroiliac joint, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Human, Pain, Pelvis bone, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Spine disease, Rachialgia, Pregnancy disorders, Pelvis pathology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0455521

    Code Inist : 002B15I. Création : 03/02/1998.