What are the contraindications to posterior tibial nerve block?

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

  • Allergy to anesthetic solution or additives (eg, ester, amide)

  • Injection through infected tissue

  • Severe bleeding disorder or coagulopathy

  • Preexisting neurological damage

  • Patient uncooperativeness (pediatric or elderly patients may need sedation)


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