Post-operative pain management: techniques

  • Y. Leykin
  • A. M. Malisano
  • G. Zanette
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Experiencing pain is common among patients that undergo surgery, and it is usually defined as uncomfortable sensations and emotions, associated with actual or potential tissue damage. The main characteristic associated with the sharp post-operative pain is therefore a temporary consequence of the surgery. It is a severe pain, which tends to decrease in intensity with time. During these days, you will often find changes to the endocrine, vascular, and respiratory systems, as well as to the patient’s physical state. Therefore, post-operative pain treatment should not only be given for ethical reasons, but also to avoid any damaging effects that may lead to further complications and health costs.


Postoperative Pain Epidural Analgesia Postoperative Analgesia Postoperative Pain Management Peripheral Nerve Block 
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  • Y. Leykin
  • A. M. Malisano
  • G. Zanette

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