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2022 Sep 29

J Orthop Surg Res



Analgesic efficacy of adding the IPACK block to multimodal analgesia protocol for primary total knee arthroplasty: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.


Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a standard treatment for end-stage degenerative knee disease. Most patients will experience moderate-to-severe postoperative knee pain, significantly affecting rehabilitation. However, controversy remains regarding the efficacy of adding the interspace between the popliteal artery and capsule of the knee (IPACK) into multimodal analgesia protocol.