Do drug-free interventions reduce pain or opioid consumption after total knee arthroplasty? Researchers find that electrotherapy and acupuncture might reduce and delay opioid consumption, but do little to control pain.
Maximize multimodal pain management. Controlling post-op pain with fewer opioids is more important than ever.
Surgery's role in slowing the opioid epidemic. Q&A with TJ Gan, MD, MBA, MHS, FRCA, internationally known post-pain management expert.
Are surgeons fueling the opioid epidemic? If surgeons are "unwittingly enablers of addiction, abuse and overdosage," how should they manage post-op pain?
A smarter approach to post-op pain management. The newest infusion pumps offer high-tech solutions to surgery's age-old problem.
Thinking of buying ... Pain pumps. Provide patients with consistent, long-lasting pain relief.
How you're managing the pain of total knees. Our survey finds that blocks and NSAIDs are the most prominent of many tools.
Say yes to opioid-free surgery. A hospital eliminated opioids from surgery and removed prescription painkillers from its post-op pain control protocol.
TJC defends its pain management standards. The organization notes that opioid prescriptions were already on the rise before it released requirements for treating patients' pain.
Battling post-op pain without opioids. 5 multimodal approaches that work best when pain from surgery is at its worst.
The case for IV anti-inflammatories. IV NSAIDs should figure prominently in multimodal pain protocols.
Pain guidelines tout multimodal's advantages. Start managing post-op pain in pre-op, experts recommend.
Post-op pain in 2016. Our reader survey shows continued migration from opioids, toward multimodal.
5 ways to control post-op pain. Effective pain management will set your joint replacement program apart.
5 essentials in post-op pain management. Why you should ditch the opioids -- and what to use instead.
Which drug is better For post-op pain control? Bupivacaine, at a price of about $2.80 per shot, or the liposomal bupivacaine formulation trade-named Exparel, at about $285 per vial? The answer may surprise you.
A new way to manage post-op pain. The Perioperative Surgical Home model is revolutionizing patient care with preset clinical pathways for specific cases.
Anesthesia Alert: IV Ibuprofen before surgery speeds recovery. Study: It pays to modulate the body's stress response to surgery.
Secrets of our busy pain management center. Here's how we keep patients satisfied and our center humming.
Post-op pain summit. Leading pain management experts predict what analgesic regimens might look like in the not-so-distant future.