What are the treatment options for saphenous nerve entrapment?

Updated: Oct 15, 2019
  • Author: Minoo Hadjari Hollis, MD; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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Saphenous nerve entrapment in the adductor canal usually is treated conservatively by injecting an anesthetic (with or without a corticosteroid) at the point of maximal tenderness (usually 10 cm proximal to the medial femoral condyle). The injection may have to be repeated periodically. Avoiding aggravating activities and using proper body mechanics will also be helpful. If this approach fails, surgical intervention may be needed.


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