anaesthesia.com: Foot Block - Peripheral nerve block

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Indications:
All operations of foot and toes
Special Contraindications:
none
Landmarks:
Medial malleolus1, tibial a.2
Puncture sites:
On both sides of the tibial a.
Insertion of needle:
Introduce the needle vertical to the skin 0,5-2 cm deep
Dosage:
2-3 ml of 1% prilocaine or 0,5% bupivacaine





Landmarks:
Dorsalis pedis a.2
Puncture sites:
On both sides of dorsalis pedis a.
Insertion of needle:
Introduce the needle vertical to the skin directly beside the artery, up to
slightly below it. Repeat on other side of a.
Dosage:
2-3 ml 1 % lignocaine or prilocaine or 0,5% bupivacaine for each
injection


Landmarks:
Lateral malleolus1, tibial edge, achilles tendon
Insertion of needle:
S. c. infiltration from the tibial edge to the achilles tendon about one
hand's breadth above the lateral malleolus ^
S.c. infiltration from the tibial edge to the achilles tendon about one
hand's breadth above the medial malleolus
Dosage:
10-20 ml of 1% prilocaine or 0,25%-0,5% bupivacaine