Degradable polymeric vehicles for postoperative pain management.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Effective control of pain management has the potential to significantly decrease the need for prescription opioids following a surgical procedure. While extended release products for pain management are available commercially, the implementation of a device that safely and reliably provides extended analgesia and is sufficiently flexible to facilitate a diverse array of release profiles would serve to advance patient comfort, quality of care and compliance following surgical procedures. Herein, we review current polymeric systems that could be utilized in new, controlled post-operative pain management devices and highlight where opportunities for improvement exist.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Brigham, NC; Ji, R-R; Becker, ML

Published Date

  • March 1, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1367 -

PubMed ID

  • 33649338

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7921139

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2041-1723

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/s41467-021-21438-3


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England