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Infiltration Between Popliteal Artery and Capsule of the Knee Block to Augment Continuous Femoral Nerve Catheter for Adolescent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Case Series

Nguyen, K. T.; Marcelino, R.; Jagannathan, N.; Suresh, S.; Sawardekar, A.

A A Pract. 2019 Nov 27; 14(2):37-39

Abstract

Infiltration between popliteal artery and capsule of the knee (IPACK) is a novel technique that can provide additional analgesic relief, although there are no studies to date in the adolescent population. In 3 adolescent patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament surgery, IPACK block augmented continuous femoral nerve block by providing posterior knee analgesia with no or only minimal opioid needs in the post-anesthesia care unit and did not produce sciatic motor weakness.

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