Saphenous Nerve Block (Landmark, Ultrasound-Guided Method)

  • Masayuki Fukazawa


The saphenous nerve is the longest branch of the femoral nerve, which runs down the lower leg inward from the medial thigh

and that is a purely sensory nerve, and it is possible to manage pain of the inner surface of the lower leg using a saphenous nerve block.


Saphenous nerve Approach through the sartorius muscle Parasaphena approach 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masayuki Fukazawa
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  1. 1.Department of PainclinicSaku Central HospitalSaku-shiJapan

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