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Femoral Nerve Blockade 

Femoral Nerve Blockade
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Femoral Nerve Blockade
Author(s):

Kimberly P. Wynd

and Hugh M. Smith

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199743032.003.0023
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date: 21 November 2017

Blockade of the femoral nerve provides surgical anesthesia and postoperative analgesia to the anterior aspect of the thigh and knee. The following aspects of the procedure are reviewed: clinical applications, relevant anatomy, patient position, technique (including neural localization techniques, needle insertion site, and needle redirection cues), and side effects and complications. A discussion of ultrasound guidance and peripheral nerve catheters completes the chapter

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