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Pain medicine is an integral part of surgery.
Pain can have several causes, such as tissue injury during surgery or postoperative inflammation. It manifests different forms according to the cause: nociceptive, neuropathic or referred. Acute pain from surgery usually lasts a few days and can be managed with anti-inflammatory drugs or local anesthetics. If pain is not treated adequately, it can become chronic and have significant consequences for the patient's quality of life. Postoperative pain management is multimodal and may include oral or intravenous medications, local anesthesia, or nerve blocks. Pain medicine is an important area of research in surgical pain management.
We will examine the various forms of integration of pain medicine with the field of surgery.
by Dott. Yon Kuel Bernard