Femoral Nerve Block

A Femoral Nerve Block is used to block pain in the thigh or knee after several surgeries. The femoral nerve is blocked to prevent pain signals from reaching the brain. The physician places needle close to the femoral nerve and inject a mixture of anesthetic medicine to block pain signals.


Possible side effects could be compared with common injection side effects, i.e. allergic reaction, bacterial infection, or bleeding in seldom cases. Steroids side effects are facial, eye, arms, or legs swelling and elevated sugars for diabetic patients.

It is very important that the patient inform the physician about pregnancy or if he/she is taking blood thinning medication.