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Blocks of the lower extremity

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    Psoas block

    The posterior approach to the lumbar plexus, first described by Chayen et al. in 1976, is called the psoas compartment block…

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    Femoral nerve block

    In contrast to the psoas compartment block, the femoral nerve block is a caudad, ventral approach to parts of the lumbar plexus...

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    Saphenous nerve block

    The location between the medial vastus and sartorius muscles is palpated some 2 to 4 cm superior and medial to the patella…

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    Obturator nerve block

    With the patient‘s leg rotated outwardly and abducted slightly, the sinewy origin of the long adductor muscle is felt. The puncture site is located…

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    Proximal sciatic nerve blocks

    Proximal sciatic nerve blocks target the nerve where it emerges from the lower pelvis. Here, various means of access are possible…

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    Distal sciatic nerve blocks

    Distal sciatic nerve blocks reach the sciatic nerve in a region where the courses of the tibial and common peroneal nerves are still so close…

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