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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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8) conducted a prospective randomized study in 51 patients, comparing the quality of surgical anaesthesia, postoperative analgesia and postoperative complications of the sciatic nerve block at the popliteal level with the ankle block in foot surgery.
CONCLUSION: Even though spinal anaesthesia is used routinely for diabetic foot patients, ankle block can be used effectively in certain patients especially those with co-morbid diseases like hypertension, obesity and cardiac disease.
Surgical exploration was carried out under ankle block.