Lateral Femoral Cutaneous, Obturator, and Saphenous Nerve Blockade

Kimberly P. Wynd and Hugh M. Smith

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

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Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199743032
Published online June 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199929597 | DOI:

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Lateral Femoral Cutaneous, Obturator, and Saphenous Nerve Blockade

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Three lower-extremity nerve blocks are examined in chapter 25: lateral femoral cutaneous, obturator, and saphenous. The following aspects of the procedure are reviewed for each block: 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 is included for saphenous nerve blockade.

Chapter.  4410 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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