femoral nerve

Summary

Summary: A nerve originating in the lumbar spinal cord (usually L2 to L4) and traveling through the lumbar plexus to provide motor innervation to extensors of the thigh and sensory innervation to parts of the thigh, lower leg, and foot, and to the hip and knee joints.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Femoral nerve block for total knee replacement - a word of caution
    Mohanasundaram Kandasami
    Department of Orthopaedics, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Clydebank, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Knee 16:98-100. 2009
  2. ncbi Femoral nerve block improves analgesia outcomes after total knee arthroplasty: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    James E Paul
    Department of Anesthesia, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 113:1144-62. 2010
  3. pmc Selective stimulation of the human femoral nerve with a flat interface nerve electrode
    M A Schiefer
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
    J Neural Eng 7:26006. 2010
  4. ncbi One hour electrical stimulation accelerates functional recovery after femoral nerve repair
    Peter Ahlborn
    Zentrum für Molekulare Neurobiologie, Universitat Hamburg, Falkenried 94, D 20251 Hamburg, Germany
    Exp Neurol 208:137-44. 2007
  5. ncbi Effect of graded hypoxia on supraspinal contributions to fatigue with unilateral knee-extensor contractions
    Stuart Goodall
    Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 109:1842-51. 2010
  6. ncbi Voluntary activation of human knee extensors measured using transcranial magnetic stimulation
    S Goodall
    Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK
    Exp Physiol 94:995-1004. 2009
  7. ncbi Postoperative efficacies of femoral nerve catheters sited using ultrasound combined with neurostimulation compared with neurostimulation alone for total knee arthroplasty
    Christophe Aveline
    Department of Anesthesiology and Surgical Intensive Care, Hôpital Privé Sévigné, Cesson Sevigne, France
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 27:978-84. 2010
  8. ncbi Ultrasound of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve: normal findings in a cadaver and in volunteers
    Gerd Bodner
    Department of Radiology, St Bernard s Hospital, Gibraltar, United Kingdom
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 34:265-8. 2009
  9. ncbi The use of continuous femoral nerve blocks versus extended release epidural morphine: a study comparing outcomes in total knee arthroplasty procedures
    Charla B Johnson
    Program Coordinator, Orthopaedic Service Line, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
    Orthop Nurs 30:44-53. 2011
  10. ncbi Sonographic assessment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve
    Benjamin Damarey
    Department of Muskuloskeletal Radiology, Hopital R Salengro, rue du Professeur Emile Laine, Lille Cedex, France
    J Clin Ultrasound 37:89-95. 2009

Detail Information

Publications227 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Femoral nerve block for total knee replacement - a word of caution
    Mohanasundaram Kandasami
    Department of Orthopaedics, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Clydebank, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Knee 16:98-100. 2009
    b>Femoral nerve block (FNB) is a well documented option for post-operative analgesia following major knee surgery. However, motor blockade may be prolonged preventing early mobilisation thereby increasing the length of stay...
  2. ncbi Femoral nerve block improves analgesia outcomes after total knee arthroplasty: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    James E Paul
    Department of Anesthesia, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 113:1144-62. 2010
    b>Femoral nerve blockade (FNB) is a common method of analgesia for postoperative pain control after total knee arthroplasty...
  3. pmc Selective stimulation of the human femoral nerve with a flat interface nerve electrode
    M A Schiefer
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
    J Neural Eng 7:26006. 2010
    In humans, we tested the hypothesis that a flat interface nerve electrode (FINE) placed around the femoral nerve trunk can selectively stimulate each muscle the nerve innervates...
  4. ncbi One hour electrical stimulation accelerates functional recovery after femoral nerve repair
    Peter Ahlborn
    Zentrum für Molekulare Neurobiologie, Universitat Hamburg, Falkenried 94, D 20251 Hamburg, Germany
    Exp Neurol 208:137-44. 2007
    ..Here we provide the first evidence for locomotor functional benefits of such stimulation. We transected the femoral nerve of adult C57BL/6J mice proximal to the bifurcation of the quadriceps and saphenous branches and electrically ..
  5. ncbi Effect of graded hypoxia on supraspinal contributions to fatigue with unilateral knee-extensor contractions
    Stuart Goodall
    Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 109:1842-51. 2010
    ..16/93%), moderate hypoxia (0.13/85%), and severe hypoxia (0.10/74%). Electrical stimulation of the femoral nerve was performed to assess neuromuscular transmission and contractile properties of muscle fibers...
  6. ncbi Voluntary activation of human knee extensors measured using transcranial magnetic stimulation
    S Goodall
    Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK
    Exp Physiol 94:995-1004. 2009
    ..4 +/- 8.8% (P = 0.39 versus baseline). These results demonstrate that transcranial magnetic stimulation enables reliable measurement of maximal voluntary activation and assessment of supraspinal fatigue of the knee extensors...
  7. ncbi Postoperative efficacies of femoral nerve catheters sited using ultrasound combined with neurostimulation compared with neurostimulation alone for total knee arthroplasty
    Christophe Aveline
    Department of Anesthesiology and Surgical Intensive Care, Hôpital Privé Sévigné, Cesson Sevigne, France
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 27:978-84. 2010
    Neurostimulation is commonly used to perform femoral nerve block. Ultrasound can be used to identify nerve structures and guide needle placement...
  8. ncbi Ultrasound of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve: normal findings in a cadaver and in volunteers
    Gerd Bodner
    Department of Radiology, St Bernard s Hospital, Gibraltar, United Kingdom
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 34:265-8. 2009
    ..To assess the feasibility of ultrasound (US) in visualizing the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) in a cadaver and 8 volunteers...
  9. ncbi The use of continuous femoral nerve blocks versus extended release epidural morphine: a study comparing outcomes in total knee arthroplasty procedures
    Charla B Johnson
    Program Coordinator, Orthopaedic Service Line, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
    Orthop Nurs 30:44-53. 2011
    The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of continuous femoral nerve block (CFNB) protocol, to extended release epidural morphine DepoDur protocol, in patients having a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) enrolled in a ..
  10. ncbi Sonographic assessment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve
    Benjamin Damarey
    Department of Muskuloskeletal Radiology, Hopital R Salengro, rue du Professeur Emile Laine, Lille Cedex, France
    J Clin Ultrasound 37:89-95. 2009
    ..To evaluate the ability of high-frequency sonography to evaluate the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN)...
  11. ncbi Postoperative analgesia and functional recovery after total-knee replacement: comparison of a continuous posterior lumbar plexus (psoas compartment) block, a continuous femoral nerve block, and the combination of a continuous femoral and sciatic nerve blo
    Astrid M Morin
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Philipps University Marburg, Baldingerstrasse, D 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 30:434-45. 2005
    Continuous femoral nerve block is a well-accepted technique for regional analgesia after total-knee replacement. However, many patients still experience considerable pain at the popliteal space and at the medial aspect of the knee...
  12. ncbi The applied anatomy of anterior approach for minimally invasive hip joint surgery
    Li Hua Chen
    Department of Anatomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, People s Republic of China
    Clin Anat 22:250-5. 2009
    ..These data may allow surgeons performing the anterior approach for hip joint surgery to minimize the risk of neurovascular injury...
  13. ncbi Lateral femoral cutaneous neuralgia: an anatomical insight
    L C Dias Filho
    Department of Morphology, Faculty of Medicine, Pernambuco Federal University, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
    Clin Anat 16:309-16. 2003
    ..In 36% of cases there was no posterior branch of the nerve, which is correlated to lateral femoral cutaneous neuralgia symptoms often being limited to the anterior branch region. An accessory nerve was found in 30% of cases...
  14. pmc Complications of femoral nerve block for total knee arthroplasty
    Sanjeev Sharma
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 468:135-40. 2010
    ..We determined the complication rate associated with preoperative femoral nerve block (FNB) for TKA...
  15. ncbi Ultrasound-guided femoral nerve blocks in elderly patients with hip fractures
    Francesca L Beaudoin
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 28:76-81. 2010
    The primary objective of this study was to determine the feasibility of ultrasound-guided femoral nerve blocks in elderly patients with hip fractures in the emergency department (ED)...
  16. ncbi The posterior lumbar plexus (psoas compartment) block and the three-in-one femoral nerve block provide similar postoperative analgesia after total knee replacement
    Ismail Kaloul
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hopital Maisonneuve Rosemont, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 51:45-51. 2004
    To compare the efficacy of a continuous posterior lumbar plexus (PSOAS) block to a continuous three-in-one femoral nerve (FEM) block in patients undergoing primary total knee replacement (TKR).
  17. ncbi The effect of single-injection femoral nerve block versus continuous femoral nerve block after total knee arthroplasty on hospital length of stay and long-term functional recovery within an established clinical pathway
    Francis V Salinas
    Department of Anesthesiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 9810, USA
    Anesth Analg 102:1234-9. 2006
    Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) may result in severe pain, and single-injection femoral nerve blocks (SFNB) have been demonstrated to have a limited duration of analgesia...
  18. ncbi Femoral nerve block for total knee arthroplasty patients: a method to control postoperative pain
    Myron J Szczukowski
    Orthopedic Center, Easton, Maryland 21601, USA
    J Arthroplasty 19:720-5. 2004
    This study was designed to determine the effects of a single-injection femoral nerve block (FNB) using 30 mL of 0.5% bupivacaine with epinephrine 1:200,000, on pain control following total knee arthroplasty (TKA)...
  19. ncbi Comparison of peri- and intraarticular analgesia with femoral nerve block after total knee arthroplasty: a randomized clinical trial
    Karen Toftdahl
    Department of Anesthesiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
    Acta Orthop 78:172-9. 2007
    ..Postoperative pain after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) can be difficult to manage and may delay recovery. Recent studies have suggested that periarticular infiltration with local anesthetics may improve outcome...
  20. ncbi Outcome measures of peripheral nerve regeneration
    Matthew D Wood
    Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Anat 193:321-33. 2011
    ..Examples of erroneous conclusions are given to illustrate the need for researchers to ensure that the appropriate outcome measures are used in the evaluation of the success of peripheral nerve regeneration...
  21. doi Ultrasound-guided lateral femoral cutaneous nerve block for meralgia paresthetica
    Paul S Tumber
    Anesth Analg 106:1021-2. 2008
  22. pmc Opioid-mediated muscle afferents inhibit central motor drive and limit peripheral muscle fatigue development in humans
    Markus Amann
    Institute of Physiology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Physiol 587:271-83. 2009
    ..fatigue was assessed via changes in force output pre- versus postexercise in response to supramaximal magnetic femoral nerve stimulation (DeltaQ(tw)). The CMD during the time trials was estimated via quadriceps electromyogram (iEMG)...
  23. ncbi Effects of ultrasound guidance on the minimum effective anaesthetic volume required to block the femoral nerve
    A Casati
    Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy, University of Parma, Ospedale Maggiore di Parma, Via Gramsci 14, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Br J Anaesth 98:823-7. 2007
    We tested the hypothesis that ultrasound guidance may reduce the minimum effective anaesthetic volume (MEAV50) of ropivacaine 0.5% required to block the femoral nerve compared with nerve stimulation guidance.
  24. ncbi Prolonged target deprivation reduces the capacity of injured motoneurons to regenerate
    Matthew J Furey
    Center for Neuroscience, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Neurosurgery 60:723-32; discussion 732-3. 2007
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  25. pmc Chronic stability and selectivity of four-contact spiral nerve-cuff electrodes in stimulating the human femoral nerve
    L E Fisher
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    J Neural Eng 6:046010. 2009
    ..The ability of individual nerve-cuff electrode contacts to selectively stimulate separate components of the femoral nerve to activate individual heads of the quadriceps was assessed with fine-wire intramuscular electromyography ..
  26. pmc Fascicular anatomy of human femoral nerve: implications for neural prostheses using nerve cuff electrodes
    Kenneth J Gustafson
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Neural Engineering Center, Wickenden Building, Rm 114, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106 7207, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 46:973-84. 2009
    ..interventions to restore standing or stepping by using nerve cuff stimulation require a detailed knowledge of femoral nerve neuroanatomy...
  27. ncbi Meralgia Paresthetica
    Jacob Patijn
    Department of Anesthesiology, Maastricht University Medical Centre, 6202 AZ Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pain Pract 11:302-8. 2011
    ..In particular, pulsed radiofrequency treatment of the LFCN should only take place in a study context...
  28. ncbi Effect of acute severe hypoxia on peripheral fatigue and endurance capacity in healthy humans
    Lee M Romer
    Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance, Brunel University, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, UK
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 292:R598-606. 2007
    ..in response to supramaximal single (nonpotentiated and potentiated 1 Hz) and paired magnetic stimuli of the femoral nerve (10-100 Hz), was assessed pre- and at 2.5, 35, and 70 min postexercise...
  29. pmc Differential gene expression in motor and sensory Schwann cells in the rat femoral nerve
    Nithya J Jesuraj
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    J Neurosci Res 90:96-104. 2012
    ..phenotypic markers for SCs harvested from the cutaneous (sensory) and quadriceps (motor) branches of the rat femoral nerve and to study the effects of expansion culture on the expression patterns of these motor or sensory phenotypic ..
  30. ncbi Preexisting subclinical neuropathy as a risk factor for nerve injury after continuous ropivacaine administration through a femoral nerve catheter
    Stephan Blumenthal
    Department of Anesthesiology, Orthopedic University Clinic Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Anesthesiology 105:1053-6. 2006
  31. ncbi Continuous femoral nerve block in total knee arthroplasty: immediate and two-year outcomes
    Cheuk Fan Shum
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
    J Arthroplasty 24:204-9. 2009
    ..to investigate the immediate and 2-year outcomes of total knee arthroplasty patients who received continuous femoral nerve block (FNB) for analgesia...
  32. ncbi Stimulating catheters for continuous femoral nerve blockade after total knee arthroplasty: a randomized, controlled, double-blinded trial
    Michael J Barrington
    Department of Anaesthesia, St Vincent s Hospital, PO Box 2900 Fitzroy, Victoria 3065, Melbourne, Australia
    Anesth Analg 106:1316-21, table of contents. 2008
    Continuous femoral nerve blockade (CFNB) is often used for postoperative analgesia after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). CFNB can be instituted using a variety of techniques...
  33. ncbi Adding clonidine to the induction bolus and postoperative infusion during continuous femoral nerve block delays recovery of motor function after total knee arthroplasty
    Andrea Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Parma, Italy
    Anesth Analg 100:866-72, table of contents. 2005
    ..05). We conclude that adding clonidine 1 microg/mL to local anesthetic for continuous femoral nerve block does not improve the quality of pain relief but has the potential for delaying recovery of motor function...
  34. ncbi A retroperitoneal femoral nerve schwannoma as a cause of chronic pelvic pain
    Brenda Dawley
    Department Obstetrics and Gynecology, Joan C Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia 25701, USA
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 15:491-3. 2008
    This is a case report of pelvic pain caused by a large retroperitoneal femoral nerve schwannoma. A 31-year-old woman, gravida 2 para 2, was referred for surgical treatment of her chronic right lower quadrant pain...
  35. pmc Hospitalization costs of total knee arthroplasty with a continuous femoral nerve block provided only in the hospital versus on an ambulatory basis: a retrospective, case-control, cost-minimization analysis
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 32:46-54. 2007
    ..arthroplasty (TKA), hospitalization may be shortened by allowing patients to return home with a continuous femoral nerve block (CFNB)...
  36. ncbi Ultrasonographic guidance for sciatic and femoral nerve blocks in children
    U Oberndorfer
    Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Medical University Vienna, Wahringer Gurtel 18 20, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Br J Anaesth 98:797-801. 2007
    ..We therefore investigated whether ultrasound guidance for sciatic and femoral nerve blocks prolongs sensory blockade in comparison with nerve stimulator guidance in children.
  37. ncbi Femoral nerve entrapment: a new insight
    M T Vazquez
    Department of Human Anatomy and Embryology I, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
    Clin Anat 20:175-9. 2007
    Compression of the femoral nerve in the iliac fossa has been reported as a consequence of several pathologies, but never as a result of muscular compression...
  38. ncbi Reduction of verbal pain scores after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with 2-day continuous femoral nerve block: a randomized clinical trial
    Brian A Williams
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2000 Mary Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA
    Anesthesiology 104:315-27. 2006
    Single-injection femoral nerve block analgesia and spinal anesthesia have been associated with fewer postoperative nursing interventions and successful same-day discharge after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction...
  39. pmc Health-related quality of life after tricompartment knee arthroplasty with and without an extended-duration continuous femoral nerve block: a prospective, 1-year follow-up of a randomized, triple-masked, placebo-controlled study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, UCSD Center for Pain Medicine, 9300 Campus Point Dr MC 7651, La Jolla, CA 92037 7651, USA
    Anesth Analg 108:1320-5. 2009
    We previously provided evidence that extending an overnight continuous femoral nerve block to 4 days after tricompartment knee arthroplasty (TKA) provides clear benefits during the perineural infusion in the immediate postoperative ..
  40. ncbi Sciatic nerve block and the improvement of femoral nerve block analgesia after total knee replacement
    A Weber
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 19:834-6. 2002
  41. ncbi Anatomical variability of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve: findings from a surgical series
    Andrea Carai
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy
    Clin Anat 22:365-70. 2009
    ..In 13 cases (8.8%) the nerve was not found at surgery. Anatomical variations of the LFCN must be considered at the time of surgery to maximize success rates and avoid nerve damage during surgical dissection...
  42. ncbi Utility of ultrasound-guided surface electrode placement in lateral femoral cutaneous nerve conduction studies
    Andrea J Boon
    Division of Clinical Neurophysiology, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55902, USA
    Muscle Nerve 44:525-30. 2011
    ..The lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) has been difficult to reliably test electrophysiologically, likely due to anatomic variability and lack of responses in asymptomatic obese subjects...
  43. ncbi Ultrasound-guided continuous femoral nerve block for analgesia after total knee arthroplasty: catheter perpendicular to the nerve versus catheter parallel to the nerve
    Ai zhong Wang
    Department of Anesthesiology, Shanghai JiaoTong University Affiliated Sixth People s Hospital, Shanghai, China
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 35:127-31. 2010
    This study tested the hypothesis that, in continuous femoral nerve block (CFNB) under ultrasound guidance, placing a catheter perpendicular to the nerve can shorten the time of catheter insertion while providing a similar quality of ..
  44. ncbi Facial nerve reconstruction using a vascularized lateral femoral cutaneous nerve graft based on the superficial circumflex iliac artery system: an application of the inferolateral extension of the groin flap
    Katsuhiko Kashiwa
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Iwate Medical University, Faculty of Medicine, Uchimaru, Morioka, Japan
    J Reconstr Microsurg 26:577-82. 2010
    ..The postoperative course was uneventful and satisfactory facial animation was obtained. This represents a possible technique for nerve reconstruction using a vascularized nerve graft...
  45. ncbi Ultrasound-guided lateral femoral cutaneous nerve block: comparison of two techniques
    K Hara
    Department of Anesthesiology, Shimane University School of Medicine, Izumo City, Japan
    Anaesth Intensive Care 39:69-72. 2011
    ....
  46. ncbi Postoperative analgesia by femoral nerve block with ropivacaine 0.2% after major knee surgery: continuous versus patient-controlled techniques
    Jean Jacques Eledjam
    Department of Anesthesiology, DAR B, Montpellier, France
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 27:604-11. 2002
    ..This prospective study compared the efficacy and adverse effects after knee surgery of ropivacaine 0.2% administered as patient-controlled femoral analgesia (PCFA), as a continuous femoral infusion (Inf), or as both (PCFA+Inf)...
  47. ncbi The anatomical variation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve in relation to the anterior superior iliac spine and the iliac crest
    Arkaphat Kosiyatrakul
    Department of Orthopaedics, Phramongkutklao Hospital and College of Medicine, 315 Ratchawithi Road, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand
    Musculoskelet Surg 94:17-20. 2010
    ..0 cm below the crest in the range of 2-5 cm lateral to the ASIS, respectively. When the anterior iliac crest bone graft harvesting is planned, the anatomical variation in this area should be concerned to reduce the risk of LFCN injury...
  48. ncbi Free vascularized lateral femoral cutaneous nerve graft with anterolateral thigh flap for reconstruction of facial nerve defects
    Takuya Iida
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Shizuoka Cancer Center, Shizuoka, Japan
    J Reconstr Microsurg 22:343-8. 2006
    ..This method is technically simple, has minimal donor-site morbidity, and typically results in successful nerve recovery...
  49. ncbi Postoperative pain management following total knee arthroplasty: a randomized comparison of continuous epidural versus femoral nerve infusion
    William T Long
    The Arthritis Institute, Inglewood, CA 90301, USA
    J Knee Surg 19:137-43. 2006
  50. pmc Long-term pain, stiffness, and functional disability after total knee arthroplasty with and without an extended ambulatory continuous femoral nerve block: a prospective, 1-year follow-up of a multicenter, randomized, triple-masked, placebo-controlled tria
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA 92103 8770, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 36:116-20. 2011
    Previously, we have demonstrated that extending a continuous femoral nerve block (cFNB) from overnight to 4 days after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) provides clear benefits during the infusion, but not subsequent to catheter removal...
  51. ncbi Value of single-injection or continuous sciatic nerve block in addition to a continuous femoral nerve block in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty: a prospective, randomized, controlled trial
    Jessica T Wegener
    Department of Anesthesiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 36:481-8. 2011
    Continuous femoral nerve block in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) improves and shortens postoperative rehabilitation...
  52. ncbi Use of machine learning theory to predict the need for femoral nerve block following ACL repair
    Patrick Tighe
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610 0254, USA
    Pain Med 12:1566-75. 2011
    We report on a classification approach using machine learning (ML) algorithms for prediction of postoperative femoral nerve block (FNB) requirement following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.
  53. ncbi Intraoperative myocardial ischemia in peripheral vascular surgery: general anesthesia vs combined sciatic and femoral nerve blocks
    Alexandre Yazigi
    Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Clin Anesth 17:499-503. 2005
    The aim of this study was to compare the frequency of intraoperative myocardial ischemia in lower extremity vascular surgery with general anesthesia vs regional anesthesia via combined sciatic and femoral nerve blocks.
  54. pmc A model of selective activation of the femoral nerve with a flat interface nerve electrode for a lower extremity neuroprosthesis
    Matthew A Schiefer
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western University, Louis Stokes Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 16:195-204. 2008
    ..study is to computationally model the performance of a flat interface nerve electrode (FINE) on the proximal femoral nerve for standing and stepping applications...
  55. pmc Functional outcome of femoral versus obturator nerve block after total knee arthroplasty
    Stephane G Bergeron
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 467:1458-62. 2009
    ..We recently reported the short-term analgesic efficacy of a single-injection femoral nerve block after spinal anesthesia in total knee arthroplasty...
  56. ncbi Femoral nerve involvement in diabetics
    S Kurt
    Department of Neurology, Gaziosmanpasa University Faculty of Medicine, Tokat, Turkey
    Eur J Neurol 16:375-9. 2009
    In this study, the conduction of the femoral nerve has been evaluated in diabetic patients without clinical signs of femoral nerve involvement and in a group of healthy subjects.
  57. ncbi Femoral nerve block using ropivacaine 0.025%, 0.05% and 0.1%: effects on the rehabilitation programme following total knee arthroplasty: a pilot study
    J J Paauwe
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Maasland Hospital, Orbis medisch en Zorgconcern, MB, Sittard, The Netherlands
    Anaesthesia 63:948-53. 2008
    b>Femoral nerve blockade is recommended for analgesia following total knee arthroplasty...
  58. ncbi Electrical stimulation accelerates motor functional recovery in autograft-repaired 10 mm femoral nerve gap in rats
    Jinghui Huang
    Institute of Orthopaedics, Xijing Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi an, China
    J Neurotrauma 26:1805-13. 2009
    ..whether electrical stimulation (1 h, 20 Hz) is beneficial for motor functional recovery after a 10 mm femoral nerve gap lesion in rats...
  59. ncbi Femoral nerve block vs fascia iliaca block for total knee arthroplasty postoperative pain control: a prospective, randomized controlled trial
    Timothy J McMeniman
    Brisbane Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center, Brisbane Private Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    J Arthroplasty 25:1246-9. 2010
    b>Femoral nerve block (FNB) is an accepted mode of analgesia for lower limb procedures but has a documented complication rate...
  60. ncbi Comparison of spinal anesthesia with combined sciatic-femoral nerve block for outpatient knee arthroscopy
    Felix R Montes
    Department of Anesthesiology, Fundación Cardio Infantil Instituto de Cardiología, Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia
    J Clin Anesth 20:415-20. 2008
    To compare spinal anesthesia and combined sciatic-femoral nerve block for outpatient knee arthroscopy.
  61. ncbi Vascularized femoral nerve graft with anterolateral thigh true perforator flap for massive defects after cancer ablation in the upper arm
    Isao Koshima
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan
    J Reconstr Microsurg 19:299-302. 2003
    ..This paper describes the first application of a free vascularized femoral nerve graft and a free anterolateral thigh true perforator flap based on the lateral circumflex femoral system, to ..
  62. ncbi Obturator versus femoral nerve block for analgesia after total knee arthroplasty
    Ken Kardash
    Department of Anesthesia, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Anesth Analg 105:853-8. 2007
    ..Both femoral and obturator nerve blocks have been suggested to be useful in relieving pain after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We sought to compare their efficacy...
  63. ncbi Effects of a preoperative femoral nerve block on pain management and rehabilitation after total knee arthroplasty
    Robert P Good
    Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, USA
    Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 36:554-7. 2007
    ..of this prospective, randomized, double-blind study was to determine if preoperative administration of a femoral nerve block reduces the amount of morphine needed for postoperative analgesia after total knee arthroplasty (TKA)...
  64. ncbi A pilot study on continuous femoral perineural catheter for analgesia after total knee arthroplasty: the effect on physical rehabilitation and outcomes
    Martin L De Ruyter
    Department of Anesthesiology, Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas 66160, USA
    J Arthroplasty 21:1111-7. 2006
    ..Twenty-four patients received a femoral nerve catheter with continuous infusion of ropivacaine (FNC group), whereas 26 patients received intravenous (IV) ..
  65. ncbi Total knee arthroplasty as an overnight-stay procedure using continuous femoral nerve blocks at home: a prospective feasibility study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, PUniversity of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    Anesth Analg 102:87-90. 2006
    ..study we investigated the feasibility of converting TKA into an overnight-stay procedure using a continuous femoral nerve block provided at home through postoperative day 4...
  66. ncbi The effects of femoral nerve blockade in conjunction with epidural analgesia after total knee arthroplasty
    Jacques T YaDeau
    Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 535 E 70th Street, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Anesth Analg 101:891-5, table of contents. 2005
    Either epidural analgesia or femoral nerve blockade improves analgesia and rehabilitation after total knee arthroplasty. No study has evaluated the combination of femoral nerve blockade and epidural analgesia...
  67. ncbi Sural nerve grafting for long defects of the femoral nerve after resection of a retroperitoneal tumour
    T Tsuchihara
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National Defense Medical College, 3 2 Namiki, Tokorozawa, Saitami 359 8513, Japan
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 90:1097-100. 2008
    Most injuries to the femoral nerve are iatrogenic in origin and occur during resection of large retroperitoneal tumours. When the defect is considerable a nerve graft is mandatory to avoid tension across the suture line...
  68. ncbi Femoral nerve blockade administered preclinically for pain relief in severe knee trauma is more feasible and effective than intravenous metamizole: a randomized controlled trial
    Renate Barker
    Department of Anesthesiology and General Intensive Care, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    J Trauma 64:1535-8. 2008
    ..We hypothesize that a femoral nerve blockade for analgesia can be administered in a preclinical setting at the injury site and provides better ..
  69. ncbi Effectiveness of femoral nerve blockade for pain control after total knee arthroplasty
    Victor M Duarte
    Victoria General Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    J Perianesth Nurs 21:311-6. 2006
    ..use, and degree of mobilization for patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty, comparing those receiving femoral nerve block (FNB) to those receiving no femoral nerve block...
  70. ncbi Continuous femoral nerve block after total knee arthroplasty?
    L Kadic
    Department of Anesthesiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 53:914-20. 2009
    A continuous femoral nerve block is frequently used as an adjunct therapy after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, there is still debate on its benefits.
  71. ncbi Compound muscle action potentials and spontaneous electromyography can be used to identify and protect the femoral nerve during resection of large retroperitoneal tumors
    LanJun Guo
    Neurophysiological Monitoring Service, University of California San Francisco, 533 Parnassus Avenue, U 491, Box 0220, San Francisco, CA 94143 0112, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:1594-9. 2008
    Resection of large retroperitoneal neoplasms may injure the femoral nerve, thereby causing a permanent neurological deficit...
  72. ncbi Analgesia and functional outcome after total knee arthroplasty: periarticular infiltration vs continuous femoral nerve block
    F Carli
    Department of Anesthesia, McGill University Health Centre, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Br J Anaesth 105:185-95. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the analgesic effect of two analgesic techniques and their impact on functional walking capacity as a measure of surgical recovery...
  73. ncbi Femoral nerve palsy. An unusual complication of anterior lumbar interbody fusion
    S L Papastefanou
    Harlow Wood Orthopaedic Hospital, Notts, United Kingdom
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 19:2842-4. 1994
    SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA. Compression neuropathy of the femoral nerve has been reported as an uncommon complication of bleeding into the iliopsoas muscle. OBJECTIVE...
  74. ncbi Epidural infusion or combined femoral and sciatic nerve blocks as perioperative analgesia for knee arthroplasty
    A F Davies
    Department of Anaesthesia, R D and E Hospital, Exeter, UK
    Br J Anaesth 93:368-74. 2004
    ..We compared the relative benefits of combined femoral (3-in-1) and sciatic nerve block with epidural blockade for postoperative knee arthroplasty analgesia...
  75. ncbi Single-injection femoral nerve block with 0.25% ropivacaine or 0.25% bupivacaine for postoperative analgesia after total knee replacement or anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
    Rodrigo de Lima E Souza
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Minas Gerais, Brazil
    J Clin Anesth 20:521-7. 2008
    To investigate the effects of single-injection femoral nerve block (FNB) in postoperative pain after total knee replacement (TKR) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.
  76. ncbi Determination of the EC50 of levobupivacaine for femoral and sciatic perineural infusion after total knee arthroplasty
    G A McLeod
    University Department of Anaesthesia, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK
    Br J Anaesth 102:528-33. 2009
    ..Infusion of local anaesthetic through femoral and sciatic catheters is an accepted method of providing pain relief after knee arthroplasty. However, the minimum effective concentration of perineural local anaesthetics is not known...
  77. pmc A multicenter, randomized, triple-masked, placebo-controlled trial of the effect of ambulatory continuous femoral nerve blocks on discharge-readiness following total knee arthroplasty in patients on general orthopaedic wards
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, CA 92037 7651, USA
    Pain 150:477-84. 2010
    A continuous femoral nerve block (cFNB) involves the percutaneous insertion of a catheter adjacent to the femoral nerve, followed by a local anesthetic infusion, improving analgesia following total knee arthroplasty (TKA)...
  78. ncbi Effectiveness of 3-in-1 continuous femoral block of differing concentrations compared to patient controlled intravenous morphine for post total knee arthroplasty analgesia and knee rehabilitation
    E Seet
    Singapore Health Services Pt Ltd, Singapore General Hospital, National Cancer Centre and Dover Park Hospice, Singapore
    Anaesth Intensive Care 34:25-30. 2006
    ..Postoperative analgesia was provided with a continuous 3-in-1 femoral nerve catheter with 0.15% ropivacaine in group A, a continuous 3-in-1 femoral nerve catheter with 0...
  79. ncbi Knotted femoral nerve catheter
    K Rudd
    Lismore Base Hospital, Lismore and East Coast Anaesthesia, Byron Bay, New South Wales
    Anaesth Intensive Care 32:282-3. 2004
    We describe a case of knotting of a femoral nerve catheter which prevented removal by traction after knee replacement surgery...
  80. pmc Treatment of painful peripheral neuromas by vein implantation
    Ryosuke Kakinoki
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 54 Shougoin, Kawahara cho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Int Orthop 27:60-4. 2003
    Firstly, we designed a vein-implantation model using the rat femoral nerve and vein to study the morphometric changes in nerve endings inserted into venous lumina...
  81. ncbi Ultrasound imaging accurately identifies the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve
    Irene Ng
    Department of Anesthesia, the Vancouver Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Anesth Analg 107:1070-4. 2008
    ..We investigated the accuracy of ultrasound compared with anatomical landmarks in identifying the LFCN in human cadavers and volunteers...
  82. pmc Ambulatory continuous femoral nerve blocks decrease time to discharge readiness after tricompartment total knee arthroplasty: a randomized, triple-masked, placebo-controlled study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
    Anesthesiology 108:703-13. 2008
    The authors tested the hypotheses that, compared with an overnight continuous femoral nerve block (cFNB), a 4-day ambulatory cFNB increases ambulation distance and decreases the time until three specific readiness-for-discharge criteria ..
  83. ncbi Small-dose clonidine prolongs postoperative analgesia after sciatic-femoral nerve block with 0.75% ropivacaine for foot surgery
    A Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Milan, Italy
    Anesth Analg 91:388-92. 2000
    ..nerve blocks, 30 ASA physical status I and II patients undergoing hallux valgus repair under combined sciatic-femoral nerve block were randomly allocated in a double-blinded fashion to receive block placement with 30 mL of either 0...
  84. ncbi The continuous femoral nerve block catheter for postoperative analgesia: bacterial colonization, infectious rate and adverse effects
    P Cuvillon
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Gaston Doumergue Hospital, University Hospital of Nimes, Nimes Cedex, France
    Anesth Analg 93:1045-9. 2001
    We investigated the incidence of bacterial and vascular or neurological complications resulting from femoral nerve catheters used for postoperative analgesia. Patients requiring continuous femoral blockade were consecutively included...
  85. ncbi Anatomic variations in the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve with respect to pediatric hip surgery
    Marc A Bjurlin
    Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Illinois, USA
    Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 36:143-6. 2007
    ..Expressed proportionally rather than only as mean measurements, these percentages provide a better estimate of the location of the LFCN in relation to patient size and thus are useful when operating in this region...
  86. ncbi Does femoral nerve catheter placement with stimulating catheters improve effective placement? A randomized, controlled, and observer-blinded trial
    Astrid M Morin
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Philipps University Marburg, Baldingerstrasse, 35043 Marburg, Germany
    Anesth Analg 100:1503-10, table of contents. 2005
    ..We compared femoral nerve catheters inserted under continuous stimulation with catheters that were placed using the conventional ..
  87. ncbi The effect of single-injection femoral nerve block on rehabilitation and length of hospital stay after total knee replacement
    Hong Wang
    Department of Anesthesiology, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 W Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 27:139-44. 2002
    Continuous-infusion femoral nerve block (FNB) improves analgesia and rehabilitation after total knee replacement. In this study, we investigated the efficacy of single-injection FNB to achieve similar results.
  88. ncbi Prospective comparison of continuous femoral nerve block with nonstimulating catheter placement versus stimulating catheter-guided perineural placement in volunteers
    Francis V Salinas
    Department of Anesthesiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 9th Avenue, B2 AN, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 29:212-20. 2004
    ..catheter-guided perineural placement may potentially increase the success rate and quality of continuous femoral nerve block as compared with a nonstimulating catheter technique. These hypotheses have not been rigorously tested.
  89. pmc Continuous femoral nerve analgesia after unilateral total knee arthroplasty: stimulating versus nonstimulating catheters
    Salim M Hayek
    Department of Pain Management, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Anesth Analg 103:1565-70. 2006
    ..Continuous femoral analgesia provides extended pain relief and improved functional recovery for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Stimulating catheters may allow more accurate placement of catheters...
  90. ncbi Inadvertent femoral nerve impalement and intraneural injection visualized by ultrasound
    Ingeborg Schafhalter-Zoppoth
    Anesth Analg 99:627-8. 2004
  91. ncbi Use of femoral nerve blocks in adolescents undergoing patellar realignment surgery
    Scott J Luhmann
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 37:39-43. 2008
    The purpose of this study was to analyze the efficacy of femoral nerve blocks (FNBs) in decreasing postoperative narcotic use in adolescents undergoing patellar realignment surgery (PRS)...
  92. pmc Emergency department use of a continuous femoral nerve block for pain relief for fractured femur in children
    Briar Stewart
    A and E Department, RLCH NHS Trust Alder Hey, Eaton Road, Liverpool LA12AP, UK
    Emerg Med J 24:113-4. 2007
    This study examined whether an effective continuous femoral nerve block could be inserted by emergency department staff for pain relief in children presenting with a fractured femur.
  93. ncbi A single injection ultrasound-assisted femoral nerve block provides side effect-sparing analgesia when compared with intrathecal morphine in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty
    Brian D Sites
    Department of Anesthesiology and Orthopedic Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Anesth Analg 99:1539-43; table of contents. 2004
    ..the hypothesis that, in patients having unilateral TKA under intrathecal (IT) anesthesia, the addition of a femoral nerve block would provide superior analgesia when compared with IT morphine and demonstrate fewer adverse side ..
  94. ncbi Femoral nerve block for diaphyseal and distal femoral fractures in the emergency department
    Christopher E Mutty
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:2599-603. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether a femoral nerve block administered in the emergency department could provide better pain relief for patients with femoral ..
  95. ncbi Intraoperative single-shot "3-in-1" femoral nerve block with ropivacaine 0.25%, ropivacaine 0.5% or bupivacaine 0.25% provides comparable 48-hr analgesia after unilateral total knee replacement
    H P Ng
    Department of Anaesthesiology, and Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, National University Hospital Singapore
    Can J Anaesth 48:1102-8. 2001
    PURPOSE: To compare analgesia after intraoperative single shot "3-in-1" femoral nerve block (FNB) in combination with general anesthesia using ropivacaine 0.25%, ropivacaine 0.5% with bupivacaine 0...
  96. ncbi Postoperative analgesia after knee surgery: a comparison of three different concentrations of ropivacaine for continuous femoral nerve blockade
    Gerhard Brodner
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care and Pain Therapy, Fachklinik Hornheide, Munster, Germany
    Anesth Analg 105:256-62. 2007
    ..Secondary aims were to evaluate side effects such as motor blockade, rehabilitation indices, and ropivacaine plasma concentrations...
  97. ncbi Ultrasound-guided femoral nerve block, the safest way to proceed?
    Brian D O'Donnell
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 31:387-8. 2006
  98. ncbi Postoperative analgesia after total-hip arthroplasty: Comparison of intravenous patient-controlled analgesia with morphine and single injection of femoral nerve or psoas compartment block. a prospective, randomized, double-blind study
    Philippe Biboulet
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Centre Hospitalo Universitaire de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 29:102-9. 2004
    ..The authors compared the analgesic effects and quality of rehabilitation of three analgesic techniques after total-hip arthroplasty in a double-blind, randomized trial...
  99. ncbi Changes in transmission in the pathway of heteronymous spinal recurrent inhibition from soleus to quadriceps motor neurons during movement in man
    J F Iles
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Brain 122:1757-64. 1999
    H reflexes were induced in the human quadriceps muscle by electrical stimulation of the femoral nerve. The reflexes were conditioned by prior stimulation of the inferior soleus nerve...
  100. ncbi Femoral nerve block for femoral shaft fractures in a paediatric Emergency Department: can it be done better?
    Robert S L Chu
    Emergency Department, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, Australia
    Eur J Emerg Med 10:258-63. 2003
    The relatively simple technique of administering a femoral nerve block is known to be quick, safe and effective in providing prolonged analgesia to children with femoral shaft fracture...
  101. ncbi Femoral nerve block for diaphyseal and distal femoral fractures in the emergency department. Surgical technique
    Christopher E Mutty
    Erie County Medical Center, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 90:218-26. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether a femoral nerve block administered in the emergency department could provide better pain relief for patients with femoral ..

Research Grants19

  1. Improving pain and function in hip fracture
    R Sean Morrison; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This project examines the efficacy and effects of 2 regional anesthesia techniques, femoral nerve blocks (FNB) and fascia iliaca blocks (FIB), on the treatment of peri-operative acute hip (femoral neck, ..
  2. Biomimetic scaffolds for targeted peripheral nerve regeneration
    DAVID SHREIBER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..a soluble mimic of HNK-1 increases the accuracy of regenerating motor neurites into the muscle branch of the femoral nerve and enhances recovery of motor function following peripheral nerve injury, and that soluble mimics of HNK-1 ..
  3. Muscle Afferent Feedback Effects in Patients with Heart Failure
    Markus Amann; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..bicycle and single leg knee-extension), and the development of central and peripheral fatigue (using magnetic femoral nerve stimulation techniques)...
  4. Retasking an FDA-approved Drug for use in Peripheral Nerve Regeneration
    Melitta Schachner; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Exogenously supplied PSA has promoted regeneration after acute damage to the femoral nerve and spinal cord of adult mice...
  5. Bladder, Urethra and Anal Sphincter Reinnervation
    MICHAEL RAYMOND RUGGIERI; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This aim will test the hypothesis that reinnervation of the pudendal nerve with the anterior femoral nerve will allow both urethral and anal sphincter reinnervation and restore urinary and fecal continence...
  6. Enhancing Neuroprosthesis Performance with Nerve Cuff Electrodes
    Ronald J Triolo; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..and chronic testing of the Flat Interface Nerve Electrode (FINE) configured specifically for the proximal femoral nerve, 2) demonstrate the clinical utility of the FINE in implanted neuroprostheses for standing and stepping after ..
  7. Axonal growth and guidance for nervous system repair
    George Smith; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The second to forth aim of experiments will use the femoral nerve model to examine peripheral nerve targeting after large excision lesions to that nerve...
  8. Enhancing Motor Neuron Regeneration Accuracy
    Roger Madison; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..A useful model to study PMR is the rodent femoral nerve. Proximally in the leg, motor axons are dispersed across the entire mixed nerve...
  9. Outcomes After ACL Reconstruction: Femoral Nerve Block
    Brian Williams; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..n=270) undergoing ACL reconstruction will receive conventional spinal anesthesia and be randomized to receive femoral nerve block analgesia with either a single-injection, a continuous infusion for 4 days, or saline placebo...
  10. INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON NEURAL REGENERATION
    Roger Madison; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Many collaborations for translational studies are formed at this symposium. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  11. INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON NEURAL REGENERATION
    Roger Madison; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This format has been very successful during the previous eight symposia. ..
  12. INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON NEURAL REGENERATION
    Roger Madison; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This format has been very successful during the previous ten symposia. ..
  13. URINARY BLADDER MUSCARINIC RECEPTOR SUBTYPES
    MICHAEL RUGGIERI; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..3. To characterize the changes in M2 M3 receptor phosphorylation that may accompany receptor desensitization and receptor up and down regulation. ..
  14. MECHANISMS OF NEUROPATHIC PAIN
    James Campbell; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..These studies will provide a biological rationale for the development of peripheral treatments for neuropathic pain. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  15. Role of Endogenous Opioid System in the Placebo Effect
    James Campbell; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..3) Identify relationships between the magnitude of the placebo response and regional mu opioid receptor availability in a non-painful condition. ..
  16. PEPTIDES AND ALCOHOL INTERACT AT THE BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER
    ABBA KASTIN; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..These sensitive procedures will show that the BBB serves as a dynamic site for the interaction of alcohol and peptides. ..
  17. Multisite, intrafascicular stimulation for stance
    RICHARD NORMANN; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  18. Intracellular signaling in anesthetic and hypoxic preconditioning of neurons
    Philip E Bickler; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The work will also identify why the aging brain may not be able to benefit from the neuroprotective actions of anesthetics or other preconditioning treatments. ..
  19. Neurophysiological mechanisms underlying spasms in SCI
    Maria Knikou; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..A future study can be concentrated on the potential reflex pathways underlying spasms and their relation to hip extension (end of stance phase) during assisted locomotion in incomplete SCI patients. ..