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January 27, 2023


J Arthroplasty


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/36690189?dopt=Abstract

Addition of infiltration between the popliteal artery and the capsule of the posterior knee (IPACK) to local infiltration analgesia for total knee arthroplasty: a prospective randomized controlled trial.

Abstract

Local infiltration analgesia (LIA) is a popular analgesic technique commonly administered during total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Recent studies have demonstrated that the infiltration between the popliteal artery and the capsule of the posterior knee (IPACK) can be complementary to analgesic modalities. However, the combined and relative efficacy of LIA and IPACK is unclear. We aimed to evaluate the analgesic and functional outcomes among LIA, IPACK, and LIA+IPACK.