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Which of the following statements about the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve is true in the most common anatomical variant?
Innervates the medial aspect of the proximal thigh
Originates from the dorsal roots of L4-L5
Course runs medial to the femoral artery
Courses along the medial border of the psoas muscle
Courses under the inguinal ligament
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The anterior Smith-Peterson approach to the hip uses a surgical plane between which of the following superficial muscles?
Gluteus maximus and tensor fascia lata
Gluteus medius and tensor fascia lata
Sartorious and adductor longus
Rectus femoris and adductor longus
Sartorious and tensor fascia lata
What two nerves make up the internervous plane in the Smith-Petersen anterior hip approach?
There is no internervous plane
Femoral nerve and inferior gluteal nerve
Femoral nerve and superior gluteal nerve
Obturator nerve and superior gluteal nerve
Obturator nerve and inferior gluteal nerve
The ascending branch of the lateral femoral circumflex artery is at risk with which of the following surgical approaches?