Acute to Chronic Pain: Transition in the Post-Surgical Patient

  • Roland T. ShortIII
  • Thomas R. Vetter


Military conflicts, by their nature, inflict enormous physical, mental, and emotional scars on the combatants. The injuries range from multitrauma combat injuries to noncombat related overuse injuries and accidents. This chapter will review the injury patterns and review the current state of treatment of these conditions.


Chronic Pain Neuropathic Pain Dorsal Horn Central Sensitization Noxious Stimulus 
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  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Alabama School of MedicineBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pain Medicine, Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public HealthBirminghamUSA

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