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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

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Ultrasound Nerve P value (N=21) Stimulation (N=21) Imaging time 22.5 (19.6) NA NA Performance time 162.1 (125.8) 231.3 (210.9) .138 Onset time 307.5 (157.8) 300.0 (236.0) .920 Total anesthesia-related 480.1 (251.9) 554.0 (366.9) .443 time Success rate (%) 20.0 (95.2) 16.0 (76.2) .125 Number of passes 3.2 (2.9) 9.5 (12.2) .009 Block-related pain 4.6 (2.2) 4.0 (2.2) .139 (VAS score) Incidental femoral block 1.0 (4.8) 0(0) >.999 All time variables are in seconds.
In comparison to the femoral nerve block alone, the sciatic/ femoral block combination has been shown to be more effective in reducing both the amount of associated-pain and the amount of anesthetic solution used after ACL repairs.
Pain control after total knee arthroplasty: a randomized trial comparing local infiltration anaesthesia and continuous femoral block. Acta Orthopaedica 2011; 82: 441-447.
Continuous femoral block provides potent postoperative analgesia following both anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) (1,2) and total knee joint replacement (TKJR) (3) and is increasingly being used on an ambulatory basis (1,4,5).