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Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019 Jul 15. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001897. [Epub ahead of print]

Ultrasound-Guided Posterior Tibial Nerve Block for Plantar Foot Foreign Body Removal.

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From the Departments of Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
Emergency Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.


Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia is a growing modality within the pediatric emergency department. Here we present a case where a posterior tibial nerve block was used for anesthesia during foreign body removal from the plantar foot. We further review the technique and literature regarding this straightforward and highly effective procedure.

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