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Lumbar Plexus

  • Alaa Abd-ElsayedEmail author


The lumbar plexus is composed of ventral rami from L1-4 and limited contributions from T12. The plexus ultimately terminates in ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric, genitofemoral, lateral femoral cutaneous, femoral, obturator and accessory obturator nerves. Lumbar plexus blockade can be utilized for surgery of the hip, front of the thigh and knee.


Lumbar plexus block 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA

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