Saphenous nerve / adductor canal block

Indications:

Sensory block of medial knee and distally.Motor sparing.

Can combine with popliteal nerve block for distal leg

Method:

Follow femoral artery into adductor canal

Between vastus medialis (above femur) and sartorius (medially)

To lower 1/3rd of thigh

If the nerve is not identified then field block of 10-20 ml

Links:

http://www.nysora.com/techniques/ultrasound-guided-techniques/lower-extremity/3059-ultrasound-guided-saphenous-nerve-block.html

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