By Zaid Altawil, M.D.

Faculty Advisor: Meera Muruganandan, M.D.

The Fascia Iliaca nerve block, otherwise known as the 3-in-1 block or sometimes as just a femoral nerve block, is a versatile block that can be useful for femoral neck fractures and complicated lacerations to the anterior thigh and leg.

The above cheat sheet should serve as a quick reminder about the important points concerning performing a femoral nerve block. Its use is limited to physicians who have performed the block before and have understood the literature, but want a quick reminder before doing it again. For a more in depth view of the Fascia Iliaca block, feel free to review the references listed below! The PDF of this cheat sheet is downloadable at the link below:


1. September 2018 – Fascia Iliaca Compartment Block for Hip Fractures – EM:RAP 2018 September | EM:RAP. Accessed June 24, 2019.

2. Specific Nerve Blocks | Roberts and Hedges’ Clinical Procedures in…. Accessed June 24, 2019.