Femoral Nerve Entrapment

  • Christopher J. BurnettEmail author


In this chapter, we will discuss the anatomy of the femoral nerve and surrounding structures. We also consider the signs, symptoms, and most common sites for femoral nerve entrapment and differential diagnoses. Diagnostic testing and contributing factors are also reviewed. Finally, treatment options are examined.


Anterior lateral femoral cutaneous nerve Femoral artery Femoral nerve Femoral vein Femoral triangle Iliacus compartment syndrome Inguinal ligament Intermediate femoral cutaneous nerve Lacuna musculorum Lithotomy position Lumbar plexus Medial femoral cutaneous nerve Psoas major Saphenous nerve 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pain Management Division, Department of AnesthesiologyBaylor Scott and White Memorial HospitalTempleUSA

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