Acute Pain Management

  • Alan David Kaye
  • Brooke V. Towne
  • Vibhav B. Reddy
  • Michael F. KelleyJr
  • Si Zhang
  • Lien Tran
  • Elyse M. Cornett
  • Ralf E. Gebhard


New studies continue to show the increased risk of morbidity and mortality that is associated with poor or ineffective pain control in postoperative settings. The appropriate technical selection must consider several key factors in addition to the patient’s comorbidities and type of surgery being performed. Furthermore, complications related to neural blockade are rare but not completely avoidable. This chapter reviews various agents and techniques that can be used by physicians utilizing a multimodal analgesic model.


Postoperative pain Nerve blocks Peripheral nerve block Acute pain Opioid Non-opioid anesthesia 



We wish to thank Dr. Ralf E. Gebhard and Dr. Andres Missair for their significant contributions to the first edition of this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan David Kaye
    • 1
  • Brooke V. Towne
    • 2
  • Vibhav B. Reddy
    • 3
  • Michael F. KelleyJr
    • 4
  • Si Zhang
    • 5
  • Lien Tran
    • 6
  • Elyse M. Cornett
    • 7
  • Ralf E. Gebhard
    • 8
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyLouisiana State University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.School of MedicineLouisiana State University Health Sciences Center—New OrleansNew OrleansUSA
  3. 3.Department of AnesthesiologyTulane UniversityNew OrleansUSA
  4. 4.Department of MedicineLouisiana State University Health Sciences Center—New OrleansNew OrleansUSA
  5. 5.Department of AnesthesiologyTulane University Hospital and ClinicsNew OrleansUSA
  6. 6.Department of AnesthesiologyMontreal General HospitalQCCanada
  7. 7.Department of AnesthesiologyLouisiana State University Health Sciences Center—ShreveportShreveportUSA
  8. 8.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Miami-Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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