The Importance of Optimizing Acute Pain in the Orthopedic Trauma Patient

Jerry Jones, Warren Southerland, Blas Catalani

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Abstract

Postoperative pain control is a highly studied topic because of its significant effect on costs, hospital course, and, most importantly, patient satisfaction. Opioid use has been the “status quo” of postoperative pain management but prolongs hospital stays and increases complications. Optimizing acute pain management in patients with orthopedic trauma is important and can translate into significant positive physiologic and financial outcomes. Although multiple viable examples of optimizing acute pain management in the literature demonstrate outcome improvements, implementation has not been widespread. Significant outcome success will depend more on systemwide implementation than a specific regimen for postoperative pain control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-465
Number of pages21
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017

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Acute Pain
Pain Management
Postoperative Pain
Orthopedics
Wounds and Injuries
Hospital Costs
Patient Satisfaction
Opioid Analgesics
Length of Stay

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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The Importance of Optimizing Acute Pain in the Orthopedic Trauma Patient. / Jones, Jerry; Southerland, Warren; Catalani, Blas.

In: Orthopedic Clinics of North America, Vol. 48, No. 4, 01.10.2017, p. 445-465.

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