What are the indications for a posterior tibial nerve block?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: Heather Tassone, DO; Chief Editor: Meda Raghavendra (Raghu), MD  more...
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Indications for posterior tibial nerve block include the following:

  • Wound repair or exploration of the calcaneal or plantar regions of the foot

  • As part of an ankle block required to manipulate a fractured or dislocated ankle

  • Incision and drainage of an abscess in the calcaneal or plantar regions of the foot

  • Foreign body removal in the calcaneal or plantar regions of the foot


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