CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Cardiac Critical Care TSS 2022; 06(03): 233-234
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1759808
Brief Communication

Ankle Block for Acute Pain Management in a Patient with Mitral Valve Prolapse and Infective Endocarditis with Dry Gangrene of Toes

Sambhunath Das
1   Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia and Critical Care, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India
,
Mohit Prakash
1   Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia and Critical Care, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India
,
Vishnu Anandan
1   Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia and Critical Care, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India
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Funding None.

Abstract

Ankle block represents a regional anesthesia technique to provide anesthesia for the procedures related to the foot. It is mainly used as a sole anesthesia technique or as an adjunct for postoperative pain relief in foot operations. It is an infiltrative block with advantages like being technically easier, safe, having minimal side effects, and having a high success rate. Management of postoperative pain is an essential service provided by a cardiac anesthesiologist to patients undergoing operative procedures, but the knowledge in providing regional anesthesia may be used beyond the operating room or critical care unit. In the present case, we administered an ankle block to alleviate the pain in case of dry gangrene.



Publication History

Article published online:
03 December 2022

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