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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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Ankle Block Target: The posterior Injection Volume 3-5 ml, tibia], sural superficial (paresthesia); otherwise, and deep peroneal, and 7-10 ml, for the posterior saphenous nerves.
Seattle Orthopedic Group originally made the ankle blocks and laminating cores by machining them out of unfilled nylon 6/6 rod stock.
Most blocks are described using nerve stimulation, the author justifying it even in ankle blocks.