The knee joint receives its innervation from at least 7 nerves that we know of. This innervation is described here in detail, which will explain why certain popular blocks for knee surgery is worse than useless . . .
Previous PostThe Innervation of the ankle joint and foot
Next PostThe Innervation of the hip joint
For this month of December we will continue with our theme of micro-anatomy of nerves but emphasize the very related topic of why continuous peripheral nerve blocks (CPNB) fail. Secondary block failure is a very prevalent issue and, IMHO, one of the main reasons why CPNB’s have been decreasing in popularity.