How long should a femoral nerve block last?
March 28, 2007 5:47 PM Subscribe
How long should it take a femoral nerve block to wear off?
posted by sherlockt to Health & Fitness (3 answers total)
Yesterday at 2PM I received a femoral nerve block (along with a sedative and general anesthesia) before knee surgery. I was told at the time that the nerve block took around 16 hours to wear off. It is now almost 9 PM the next day (around 30 hours post-block) and I still have tingling and some numbness in my lower leg and toes. Should I be worried? I have been keeping my leg elevated and I have a lot of stuff wrapped around my knee, so that may contribute to the problem. Does anyone here have experience with femoral nerve blocks? What was your experience like?