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Periarticular injection plus ACB, IPACK improves pain control in TKA

Orthopedics Today—April 23, 2018

Orthopedics Today featured a recent study by HSS anesthesiologist David H. Kim, MD, on pain control after a total knee replacement. Findings indicated that patients who received periarticular injection plus interspace between the popliteal artery and capsule of the posterior knee block and adductor canal block had better pain control and less opioid use.

The results were presented at the World Congress on Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine.

"The addition of [interspace between the popliteal artery and capsule of the posterior knee block] IPACK and [adductor canal block] ACB are shown to be an extremely valuable modality to add to a multimodal pathway," said Dr. Kim.

Read the full article at healio.com [registration required].

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