What is a Fascia Iliaca Block (FICB)?


Overview

This procedure is performed to block pain signals from traveling along the femoral nerve from the thigh or knee to the brain. It is commonly used to alleviate pain that can appear after certain leg surgeries such as total knee replacement.

Placing the Needle

The provider inserts a needle through the skin near the femoral nerve.

End of Procedure

Next, a mixture of anesthetic medicine is injected through the needle. The medicine spreads to the nearby nerves, blocking the pain signals.