Which is the Most common nerve injury in NVD & C- section ? Common peroneal or Lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh?

which is the Most common nerve injury in NVD & C- section ? Common peroneal or Lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh?

The most common nerve injury associated with vaginal delivery (NVD) and cesarean section (C-section) is damage to the pudendal nerve, which supplies the perineum and pelvic floor muscles. This injury can result in symptoms such as perineal pain, numbness, or altered sensation in the genital region.

While damage to the pudendal nerve is the most frequently reported nerve injury in childbirth, it’s important to note that nerve injuries can vary depending on factors such as the type of delivery, positioning during labor, and individual anatomy.

Regarding your specific question, the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh (also known as the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve) and the common peroneal nerve are not commonly cited as nerves prone to injury during NVD or C-section. These nerves are not typically in direct proximity to the areas most affected by childbirth, such as the perineum and pelvic floor.

However, nerve injuries during childbirth can occur due to various mechanisms, including pressure from forceps or vacuum extraction, stretching of nerves during delivery, or compression from prolonged labor. Injuries to other nerves, such as the femoral nerve or sciatic nerve, are also possible but less common than pudendal nerve injuries.

It’s important for healthcare providers to be aware of the possibility of nerve injuries during childbirth and to monitor for signs and symptoms postpartum. Prompt recognition and appropriate management of nerve injuries can help minimize long-term complications and facilitate recovery.