Fascia Iliaca Blockade

Thomas J. Jurrens and James R. Hebl

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:

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Fascia Iliaca Blockade

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Fascia iliaca blockade is used to provide postoperative analgesia in children and adults undergoing proximal lower extremity procedures. 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. Ultrasound guidance and use of continuous nerve catheters is also discussed.

Chapter.  2507 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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