Role of saphenous nerve block in knee osteoarthritis
Author(s): Soha Fawzy Khallaf, Salwa El Morsy Abd El Ghany, Amira Youssef Ahmed, Ali Eid El Deeb and Mervat Abd El Satar El Sergany
Abstract: A complex degenerative disorder of the joints, knee osteoarthritis (OA) is marked by profound articular cartilage modification, alterations in osteophyte production, subchondral bone, and synovial inflammation. Pain and impaired functioning will be brought on by this illness. The saphenous nerve, which finishes the femoral nerve, is mostly a sensory nerve. It nourishes the knee joint's medial Compartment as well as a portion of the anterior compartment. To relieve pain following procedures on the knee, this nerve may have partially or completely block close to the knee joint by infiltrating by surgeons and anesthetists. The fluid has a tendency to additionally block the medial branches of the anterior femoral cutaneous nerve as we block the saphenous in the mid-thigh's sartorial canal.
Since the majority of individuals with knee OA have medial and anterior knee discomfort, it is predicted that this may completely relieve their symptoms. Ultrasound is used to better find the nerve, assuring accuracy.
Soha Fawzy Khallaf, Salwa El Morsy Abd El Ghany, Amira Youssef Ahmed, Ali Eid El Deeb, Mervat Abd El Satar El Sergany. Role of saphenous nerve block in knee osteoarthritis. Int J Adv Res Med 2023;5(3):27-30. DOI: 10.22271/27069567.2023.v5.i3a.496