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Tips for the IPACK Block

January 10, 2023

IPACK (Infiltration of local anesthetic between the Popliteal Artery and Capsule of the Knee) is a motor-sparing technique that anesthetizes the small articular sensory nerves from the popliteal plexus and obturator nerve resulting in analgesia of the posterior knee capsule.

Here are 3 steps to successfully perform an IPACK block

  1. Place the transducer transversely over the medial aspect of the knee, 2-3 cm above the patella.
  2. Slide the transducer proximal and distal to identify the distal femoral shaft and popliteal artery.
  3. Insert the needle in-plane, from the anteromedial aspect of the knee, toward the space between the popliteal artery and femur, and inject 15-20 mL of local anesthetic.

Watch the video below to get a better picture of the process and see how the NYSORA Nerve Blocks App brings these instructions to life:

For more tips like these and the complete guide to the 60 most frequently used nerve blocks, download the Nerve Blocks App HERE.

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