Shoulder Arthroplasty: Pain Management

  • Filiz Uzumcugil
  • Fatma Sarıcaoglu


Shoulder arthroplasty surgery is indicated as one of the definitive treatment methods for painful glenohumeral arthritis. It has become popular due to the long-lasting pain relief; however, the pain during the early postoperative period has been a true challenge especially because of the pain associated with exercise. Early rehabilitation which is crucial after arthroplasty surgeries requires adequate pain management. In order to provide the early effective pain control, the regional anesthesia/analgesia techniques, local inflitration and systemic analgesics are recommended to be used as certain parts of multimodal analgesic treatment, whilst the analgesic protocols are suggested to be more beneficial when all discussed within a multidisciplinary team.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Filiz Uzumcugil
    • 1
  • Fatma Sarıcaoglu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and ReanimationHacettepe University School of MedicineAnkaraTurkey

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