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plexus

any complex network of nerves, blood vessels, or lymphatic vessels

plexus

[′plek·səs]
(anatomy)
A network of interlacing nerves or anastomosing vessels.
(geology)
An area on a subglacial deposit that encloses a giant's kettle.

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LPBs were consistently performed with nerve stimulation using Capdevila's approach to the lumbar plexus.
Marino et al (23) divided 225 patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty into three groups: continuous FNB, lumbar plexus nerve block and systemic opioid.
The syndrome of retroperitoneal hemorrhage and lumbar plexus neuropathy during anticoagulant therapy.
TABLE 4 Type of blocks (as a percentage of total blocks) Femoral Sciatic Lumbar plexus BTY 1 52 14 11 BTY 2 51 12 11 ATY 1 40 13 9 ATY 2 42 11 12 ATY 3/PFY 36 13 16 Regional fellow 42 14 17 Paravertebral Brachial plexus Other BTY 1 3 17 3 BTY 2 10 15 1 ATY 1 7 30 1 ATY 2 3 30 2 ATY 3/PFY 3 30 2 Regional fellow 1 24 2 BTY=basic training year, ATY=advanced training year, PFY=provisional fellowship year.
In general terms, the L2-L4 components of the lumbar plexus supply the thigh.
Today, the physicians treat eight to ten patients per week with this program that begins with the initiation of the nerve block and placement of the lumbar plexus catheter.
We performed this posterior lumbar plexus block using a handheld ultrasound device (MicroMaxx Ultrasound System, Sonosite Inc.
Anteriorly, the rectus femoris and its fascial sheath have origins, with innervation from the lumbar plexus via the femoral nerve.
Lumbar plexus block reduces pain and blood loss associated with total hip arthroplasty.
Postoperative analgesia and functional recovery after total-knee replacement: comparison of a continuous lumbar plexus (psoas compartment) block, a continuous femoral nerve block, and the combination of a continuous femoral and sciatic nerve block.
We hypothesised that this would allow the local anaesthetic to block the lumbar plexus at a higher level than the original fascia iliaca compartment block and hence block those nerves derived from the L1 and L2 anterior rami (ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric and genitofemoral).
25% for surgical anaesthesia and postoperative analgesia during lumbar plexus and sciatic nerve block in high-risk patients Vile performed combined lumbar plexus and sciatic nerve blockade on 62 consecutive A S4 111 or IV patients undergoing unilateral hip or femur surgery.