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Saphenous Nerve

  • Alaa Abd-ElsayedEmail author
  • Sarah M. Smith
  • James E. Eubanks


The saphenous nerve is a branch of the posterior division of the femoral nerve. It provides sensation to the anteromedial aspect of the knee and lower leg. Damage to the nerve and subsequent symptoms can result from compression, irritation, surgical trauma, or other injury. This chapter discusses anatomy, neuropathy of saphenous nerve, nerve block techniques, indications, contraindications and complications of the nerve block.


Saphenous nerve Neuropatia patellae Gonalgia paresthetica Saphenous neuralgia Surfer’s neuropathy Nerve block Ultrasound guidance Nerve entrapment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alaa Abd-Elsayed
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sarah M. Smith
    • 2
  • James E. Eubanks
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Ochsner Medical CenterJeffersonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Brody School of MedicineEast Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA

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