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Postoperative pain can be detrimental to patients’ recovery

Aasvang et al. discuss the multifactorial pathogenesis for reduced postdischarge physical and cognitive function after fast-track hip and knee arthroplasty. The review details these factors, including…

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Inflammation can limit the effectiveness of local anesthetics

The increased acidity associated with the inflammatory process, common to every surgical procedure, can make it more difficult for local anesthetics to prevent pain. Two endodontists, Hargreaves and K…

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Understanding Postoperative Pain

Where pain begins and how local anesthetics work to alleviate it

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What Limits Local Anesthetics?

The limitations of local anesthetics and why opioids are not the ideal solution

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Perspectives in Postoperative Pain Management

Keep up with the latest news and insights in the world of postoperative pain management

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FAQs

Frequently asked questions about postoperative pain, local anesthetics, and opioids

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