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Femoral Nerve Blockade

Kimberly P. Wynd and Hugh M. Smith

in Mayo Clinic Atlas of Regional Anesthesia and Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blockade

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199743032
Published online June 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199929597 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199743032.003.0023

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Femoral Nerve Blockade

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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

Chapter.  2810 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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