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Block

A segment of a town or city surrounded by streets and avenues on at least three sides and usually occupied by buildings, though it may be composed solely of vacant lots. The section of a city enclosed by streets that is described by a map which indicates how a portion of land will be subdivided.

block

verb arrest, avert, ban, bar, barricade, blockade, bridle, check, choke, clog, close, cohibit, constrict, cramp, curb, dam, debar, delay, encumber, estop, exclude, fend off, forbid, foreclose, frustrate, halt, hamper, hinder, hobble, intercept, interdict, interfere with, jam, leave out, limit, obstruct, occlude, oppose, parry, plug up, preclude, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, repulse, restrain, restrict, retard, shut off, shut up, snag, stall, stand in the way, stay, stem, stop, stop up, thwart, trammel, wall up
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The 3-in-1 continuous femoral block involves the injection of local anaesthetic into the perineural sheath surrounding the femoral nerve to obtain blockade of the femoral nerve, obturator nerve and the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh.
We assessed the efficacy of the 3-in-1 continuous femoral block compared to PCA with intravenous morphine for the purpose of post TKA analgesia and rehabilitation.
15% via the 3-in-1 continuous femoral block at 10 ml/hr during the first 24 hours and then at 5 ml/h during the next 24 hours with supplementary intravenous PCA morphine (concentration 1 mg/ml, on-demand bolus doses of 1 mg with a lockout period of 5 minutes and a maximum dosage of 8 mg/h).