Although there is a scarcity of evidence pertaining to the management of postoperative pain medication in the ambulatory setting, some findings suggest an approach similar to that used for the treatment of acute pain.
Multimodal analgesia after hip or knee arthroplasty may be associated with fewer complications and reduced opioid prescriptions and hospital length of stay, compared with unimodal analgesia.
Fewer respiratory, GI issues; reductions also seen in opioid prescriptions and hospital length of stay
Implementation of an enhanced recovery after surgery protocol resulted in an increase in opioid-free anesthesia and multimodal analgesia, but did not modify opioid prescribing practices.
A ketamine regimen is superior to methadone, or ketamine combined with methadone, in alleviating neuropathic pain and associated sensory changes.
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