Lumbar Plexus Block – Landmark Technique (PSOAS Compartment Block)

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What's in this tutorial?

This tutorial will cover the relevant anatomy, a description of the posterior approaches blocking the lumbar plexus and complications.There is also a brief review of the literature surrounding the use of lumbar plexus blocks in clinical practice.


Learn about the Lumbar Plexus Block (PSOAS Compartment Block)

Target Audience

Designed for anaesthesia professionals and other appropriate healthcare providers

Varied activities

Written lectures, illustrations and quizzes.


Course instructors

Katie Patton and Paul Warman

Katie Patton from Torbay Hospital, Torquay
Paul Warman from Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds

This course is provided by WFSA

The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) is the foremost global alliance of anaesthesiologists, with 133 Member Societies representing over 140 countries and 500,000 anaesthesiologists worldwide.

Course Content

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