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Tobias Sundberg
02-02-2000, 09:48 PM
Dear listmembers,

Thanks to everyone responding to my question on the functional anatomy of the piriformis. Unfortunately some information was lost due to computer hard ware failure, but here are most of the references I received related to this interesting topic. Enjoy.



PS. Anyone having additional resources please post them to the list. Thanks.

Tobias Sundberg


Delp SL, Hess WE, Hungerford DS, Jones LC. Variation of rotation moment arms with hip flexion. J Biomech 1999;32(5):493-501.

Skyrme AD, Cahill DJ, Marsh HP, Ellis H. Psoas major and its controversial rotational action. Clin Anat 1999;12(4):264-5.

Reimann R, Sodia F, Klug F. Controversial rotation function of certain muscles in the hip joint. Anat Anz 1996;178(4):353-9.

Barton PM. Piriformis syndrome: a rational approach to management. Pain 1991;47(3):345-52.

Julsrud ME. Piriformis syndrome. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 1989;79(3):128-31.

Dostal WF, Andrews JG. A three-dimensional biomechanical model of hip musculature. J Biomech 1981;14(11):803-12.


Travell & Simons: Myofascial Pain & Dysfunction Trigger Point Manual.

Laughlin: Overcome neck & back pain.

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