Acute Pain Management
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.
KeywordsPostoperative 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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