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Regional Anesthesia for Knee Arthroscopy



Both femoral nerve block and sciatic block are suggested as options for meniscus tear, but it`s not clear why both are suggested. Can you explain please?


This is because the femoral nerve supplies sensation to the anterior (front) part of the knee only. A block of the sciatic nerve is needed in addition to the femoral nerve block in order to completely anesthetize the knee.

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Gareth S Kantor, MD Gareth S Kantor, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University