• Pain Management in Plastic Surgery

    One year ago - By The Clinics

    Poorly controlled postoperative pain is associated with worse clinical outcomes and negative patient experiences. Surgeons play a crucial role in optimizing postoperative pain and minimizing narcotic use. This article reviews pain management strategies available to plastic surgeons based on therapeutic class of medication and provides a framework for pain management based on Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocols. The authors have developed a multimodal analgesia regimen to treat postsurgical pain. This article discusses opioids, acetaminophen, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs...
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