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Flashcards in Adductor canal Deck (14):
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Lateral border

Vastus medialis

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Posterior border

Adductor longus and Magnus

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What marks the apex

Adductor hiatus

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Contents

Femoral artery,
Femoral vein,
Nerve to vastus medialis,
Saphenous nerve

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Anterior border

Sartorius

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Other names for adductor canal

Hunter's/subsartorial canal

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How long is the adductor canal

15cm

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What does the adductor canal connect

Anterior thigh and posterior leg

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What is the clinical relevance of adductor canal

Adductor canal block
Adductor canal compression syndrome

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What does adductor canal block provide sensory anaesthesia to

Distal thigh
Femur
Knee
Medial lower leg

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What is adductor canal block

Local anaesthetic is administered in the adductor canal to block the saphenous nerve (in isolation or with nerve to vastus medialis)

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What is adductor canal compression syndrome

Entrapment of neurovascular bundle within adductor canal

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Usual cause of adductor canal compression syndrome

Hypertrophy of adjacent muscles

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How does adductor canal compression syndrome present

Claudication symptoms due to femoral artery occlusion (more common)
Neurological symptoms due to entrapment of sephanous nerve

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