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Definition of Ankle Block

Ankle block: a type of anesthetic procedure used to numb the foot for surgical procedures. The entire foot is anesthetized by blocking the five peripheral nerves that innervate the foot at the level of the ankle.

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Jeff Cloyd, MD. Ankle Block. 13 October 2017.
<https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1999563-overview>
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