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anaesthesia

(US), anesthesia
1. local or general loss of bodily sensation, esp of touch, as the result of nerve damage or other abnormality
2. loss of sensation, esp of pain, induced by drugs: called general anaesthesia when consciousness is lost and local anaesthesia when only a specific area of the body is involved
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(4) Whenever a tourniquet is required, we propose its use at ankle level, with good tolerance when the ankle block is used as the only anaesthetic technique.
An effective regional anaesthesia technique for foot surgery involves the combined blockade of the five nerves innervating the foot, the so called 'ankle block'.
This block is indicated in foot and ankle surgery, and is preferred over an ankle block in cases employing a calf tourniquet.
For treating an amputee who has lost the lower part of a leg, an ankle block or a laminating core from Seattle Orthopedic Group, Inc., Poulsbo, WA, can be used to attach a prosthetic foot to the residual limb.