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Advances in Postoperative Pain Management
The use of extended-release local anesthetics, cryotherapy and pain pumps are enhancing the analgesic effects of opioid-sparing practices.
Rob Taylor, RN, BS, IP
Publish Date: November 11, 2021   |  Tags:   Pain Management Patient Experience Orthopedics
Cryo
FREEZE RELIEF Cryoneurolysis provides an effective, safe and non-pharmacological therapeutic option to treat pain in patients¬†suffering from knee osteoarthritis.   |   Photos courtesy of Constitution Surgery Center East
Patients decide to have their knees, hips and shoulders replaced when the debilitating effects of degenerative joint disease impact their daily lives, preventing them from performing even the most basic tasks. The procedures pay off in the long run, but patients must endure significant pain during the early days of recovery before realizing the life-changing benefits. Our multispecialty ambulatory surgery center is on target to perform more than 500 total joint replacements this year. We lean on the latest pain management techniques to help patients regain an active lifestyle as quickly and as comfortably as possible.
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