By Zaid Altawil, MD

Faculty Advisor: Meera Muruganandan, MD

The Fascia Iliaca nerve block, otherwise known as the 3-in-1 block or sometimes as just a femoral nerve block, is a versatile block that can be useful for femoral neck fractures and complicated lacerations to the anterior thigh and leg.

The above cheat sheet should serve as a quick reminder about the important points concerning performing a femoral nerve block. Its use is limited to physicians who have performed the block before and have understood the literature, but want a quick reminder before doing it again. For a more in depth view of the Fascia Iliaca block, feel free to review the references listed below! The PDF of this cheat sheet is downloadable at the link below:

References:

1. September 2018 – Fascia Iliaca Compartment Block for Hip Fractures – EM:RAP 2018 September | EM:RAP. https://www.emrap.org/episode/emrap2018/fasciailiaca. Accessed June 24, 2019.

2. Specific Nerve Blocks | Roberts and Hedges’ Clinical Procedures in…. https://expertconsult.inkling.com/read/roberts-hedges-procedures-emergency-medicine-6th/chapter-31/specific-nerve-blocks#e06df8536d4b4c318bef1b1235b1c065. Accessed June 24, 2019.