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2022 May-Aug

J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong)



Minimum effective concentration of ropivacaine for ultrasound-guided adductor canal + IPACK block in total knee arthroplasty.


Wang Q, Hu J, Cai L, Bahete A, Yang J, Kang P
J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2022 May-Aug; 30(2):10225536221122339.
PMID: 35975643.


This study aimed to investigate the minimum effective concentration (MEC defined as effective in 90% of patients) of ropivacaine during the combined procedure of adductor canal block (ACB) and infiltration between the popliteal artery and capsule of the posterior knee (IPACK) block for patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty.