Opioids: Not an Effective Stand-Alone Treatment for Chronic Pain Following Surgery
Patients need multimodal treatment options for their post-surgical chronic pain.
Among patients undergoing shoulder arthroplasty, liposomal bupivacaine was shown to provide better pain relief at 19 to 21 weeks post-surgery with fewer complications compared with continuous interscalene nerve block.
Intraoperative systemic lidocaine may reduce chronic persistent postmastectomy pain at 6 months after surgery.
In addition to preoperative femoral nerve block, the use of intra-articular anesthetic injections during arthroscopic hip surgery may offer effective post-procedural pain relief and be associated with a reduced risk ...