Lesson 42, Topic 1
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42.1 Indications & Quick facts

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Infiltration of the local anesthetic between the popliteal artery and capsule of the knee (IPACK).

Indications: Analgesia after knee arthroplasty, cruciate ligament repair, and procedures involving the posterior aspect of the knee

Knee arthroplasty.

Goal: Local anesthetic infiltration over the posterior aspect of the femur underneath the popliteal artery

Transducer: Low-frequency curved or high-frequency linear transducer 

Needle: 20-22 gauge, 80-100 mm, short-bevel, insulated stimulating needle

Local anesthetic volume: 15-20 mL