Exactly the point of post operative care, but we know this isn’t happening. One suffers more after surgery and that means more pain, not less until it’s known if the surgery worked.
A practical, common problem in pain management is how to handle a patient already maintained on opioids and about to undergo surgery.
The American Pain Society recently released new guidelines for the perioperative and postoperative pain management.
The guidelines recommend that clinicians should counsel patients to continue regularly prescribed opioids during the preoperative period unless there is a plan to taper or discontinue opioids.
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