femoral nerve

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Related to femoral nerve: sciatic nerve, saphenous nerve, obturator nerve
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Noun1.femoral nerve - one of a pair of nerves that originate from lumbar nerves and supply the muscles and skin of the anterior part of the thighfemoral nerve - one of a pair of nerves that originate from lumbar nerves and supply the muscles and skin of the anterior part of the thigh
thigh - the part of the leg between the hip and the knee
nervus spinalis, spinal nerve - any of the 31 pairs of nerves emerging from each side of the spinal cord (each attached to the cord by two roots: ventral and dorsal)
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The iliacus and iliopsoas muscles are innervated chiefly by branches of femoral nerve namely nerves to iliacus.
Between March 2015 and October 2017, the men, whose median age was 64, underwent 'end-to-side' surgery to remove the sural nerve from the leg and graft it to the side of the larger femoral nerve in the thigh.
The femoral nerve was excised along this distance and the vessel branches (superficial epigastric artery and vein) were ligated and separated.
Although a femoral nerve block is still considered the gold standard procedure by many (15, 16), LIA is increasingly used for postoperative analgesia after TKA.
This time round, he needed 28 rounds of radiotherapy and an operation to remove his femoral nerve, causing him to lose the use of his hamstring.
This technique subverts the need for the usual multiple injection techniques employed for blocking the major nerves of the lower limb, namely femoral nerve, obturator nerve, sciatic nerve and several other cutaneous nerves.
For the patients who had a femoral nerve block, their knee immobilizer brace was paramount to fall prevention.
Objective: To evaluate the clinical effects of single femoral nerve block (sFNB) combined with general anesthesia on geriatric patients receiving unilateral total knee arthroplasty (UTKA).
He believes this is not a surprise since the results of the studies supporting the filing were a "mixed bag." The analyst's read of the documents suggests that a label expansion in femoral nerve block is "likely off the table." That said, the documents did not focus significantly on the successful upper extremity study, and the voting questions clearly leave open the possibility of a narrow label expansion, Amsellem contends.
The year of publication of included studies is important to note, and established blocks such as femoral nerve blocks may have already been extensively studied prior to 2005.
Park, "Adductor canal block versus femoral nerve block combined with sciatic nerve block as an anesthetic technique for hindfoot and ankle surgery: A prospective, randomized noninferiority trial," Medicine (United States), vol.