Adductor Canal Block (ACB) provides Adequate Postoperative Analgesia in Patients Undergoing Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA): Case Report
Muhammad Ramli Ahmad1, *, Madonna Damayanthie Datu1, Rezki Hardiyanti1, Jokevin Prasetyadhi1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2022
E-location ID: e187638632206100
Publisher ID: e187638632206100
Article History:Received Date: 1/2/2022
Revision Received Date: 8/3/2022
Acceptance Date: 1/4/2022
Electronic publication date: 03/08/2022
Collection year: 2022
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Effective postoperative multimodal analgesia facilitates early physical rehabilitation to maximize the postoperative range of motion and prevent joint adhesions following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Adductor canal block has been reported as a supplement to multimodal analgesia protocols in patients undergoing TKA. The use of ultrasound (US) guidance has improved the success rates of the blocks compared with blind approaches.
This report described two elderly patients undergoing TKA with ACB as postoperative pain management, resulting in adequate pain control during the postoperative period.
Adductor canal block can be used to optimize multimodal analgesia by reducing opioid requirements and enhancing recovery after TKA.