176 Results for Pain Management

Patients who feel sick after surgery are less than happy with the care they received. They are also at an increased risk of suffering wound dehiscence, electrolyte...

Deftly placing a needle in a patient and injecting a local anesthetic near targeted nerves in the exact part of a body that needs to be numbed for a specific surgery requires...

Running a successful chronic pain management program demands striking a delicate balance between efficiency and efficacy. Much like other programs that specialize in...

In many ways, being a pain physician is like being a detective. Patients hope you can help them get to the bottom of what’s causing their suffering, and it’s your job to not only listen to everything they’re telling you...

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common entrapment neuropathy and a condition for which many patients seek treatment, according to Mark A. Mahan, MD, FAANS....

The patient underwent a revision decompression with a two-level front-back fusion first thing in the morning and was up and moving about by evening. “That was definitely...

Lee Rubin, MD, held his iPhone up to his computer’s webcam during a recent conference call to show the participants video proof of how well patients do after joint...

Managing postoperative pain is a key to success in same-day surgery, as it is one of the core factors that allows patients to go home hours after procedures. Use this quiz...

The steady movement of total hip and knee arthroplasties to outpatient ORs shows no signs of slowing down thanks to advances in minimally invasive surgical...

Angela Francois couldn’t sleep. The painful numbness in her hands was waking her up in the middle of the night on a more consistent basis. She had been experiencing...

Less than a decade ago, virtually all spine surgeries were performed on an inpatient basis. The reason for this was much more than an antiquated belief that those who had just had back surgery should be immobilized...

Patients who experience numbness and pain in their hands — the telltale symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome — can opt to have the condition treated with open surgery...

Virginia Alan knew she needed a total hip replacement before traveling to Paris with her husband to celebrate their wedding anniversary. She also assumed the procedure...

A patient of mine who had undergone previous spine surgeries came to me complaining of hip and back pain. He wasn’t in a position to have another surgery on his back any time soon, so I focused on treating...

Surgical professionals are growing more interested in finding ways to eliminate opioids from the post-op pain management equation and the stakes have never been higher....

Patient optimization is a nebulous concept that can mean vastly different things to different providers. Joyce Wahr, MD, FAHA, believes the concept involves doing...

Cataract surgery is usually performed quickly and typically without incident. It’s the recoveries that could prove problematic. Patients must administer a staggering number...

Staff at Vance Thompson Vision, an ophthalmic surgery center in Sioux Falls, S.D., hold the hands of patients who are particularly anxious before they enter surgery. The team is convinced the practice is every bit as effective...

Pediatric patients who undergo procedures at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis are given Worry Monsters, adorable homemade stuffed animals that help them deal with the stress of surgery....

When asked about the importance of a personalized approach to post-op pain control, Mike MacKinnon, DNP, FNP-C, CRNA, immediately launches into a story about a patient...

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