Adductor canal block for knee surgical procedures: review article

Maulin U. Vora, Thomas A. Nicholas, Cale A. Kassel, Stuart A. Grant

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Adductor canal block (ACB) has recently emerged as an alternative to femoral nerve block for pain control after various knee procedures especially knee arthroplasty. In this review article, we will review the anatomy of adductor canal, sonoanatomy, and ultrasound-guided approach for ACB as well as review current evidence regarding the indications of the ACB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-303
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016


  • Adductor canal block
  • Lower extremity block
  • Pain management
  • Regional anesthesia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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