Fascia Iliaca Block
This procedure is performed to block pain signals from traveling along the femoral nerve from the thigh or knee to the brain. It is commonly used to alleviate pain that can appear after certain leg surgeries such as total knee replacement. The physician inserts a needle through the skin near the femoral nerve. Next, a mixture of anesthetic medicine is injected through the needle. The medicine spreads to nearby nerves, blocking the pain signals.