saphenous nerve

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Related to saphenous nerve: sural nerve, saphenous nerve block
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Noun1.saphenous nerve - a branch of the femoral nerve that supplies cutaneous branches to the inner aspect of the leg and foot
nerve, nervus - any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
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Steven Raikin from Rothman Institute (both based in the Philadelphia area), the poster describes results from a study comparing postoperative pain control in patients receiving a continuous popliteal infusion with single-injection saphenous nerve block -- versus a continuous popliteal infusion with continuous saphenous infusion -- while undergoing complex foot and ankle procedures in an outpatient setting.
In this case, Lyftogt treated the lateral sural nerve and lower saphenous nerve where they cross over the Achilles tendon with D5W.
Adductor canal blockade (ACB) was first described by van der Wal as a more reliable and robust blockade of the saphenous nerve.