What is femoral nerve block?

Femoral Nerve Block

What is a femoral nerve block?

A femoral nerve block is a shot of numbing medicine around the femoral nerve. This nerve runs from your lower back all the way down to your hip and leg. The nerve sends movement and feeling signals to and from that part of your body.

The nerve block usually goes into your groin area. It's used to numb the leg and knee for a procedure and to help with pain afterward.

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