Pain management in knee surgery.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Thus Jefferson says, "The art of life is the art of avoiding pain." How can we possibly avoid pain either physical or psychological throughout our life span? Perhaps it is more realistic to do our best to minimize pain or manage it effectively. Managing pain throughout the preoperative and postoperative periods is achievable, but we are not always doing an adequate job. The focus of this article is to provide an opportunity to look at using appropriate medications, treatment approaches, and timing for the orthopaedic patient. The concepts of preemptive analgesia and around-the-clock (ATC) dosing are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ginsberg, B

Published Date

  • March 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 37 - 41

PubMed ID

  • 12024633

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0744-6020

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00006416-200103000-00010


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States