Title

Multimodal Pain Management in the Perioperative Setting

Document Type

Journal Article

Study Type

Systematic Review

Publication Date

2020

Journal

Open Journal of Anesthesiology

Volume

10

Inclusive Pages

47-71

DOI

10.4236/ojanes.2020.102005

Abstract

In the context of the current U.S. opioid crisis, there is renewed interest and heightened relevance in the practice of multimodal analgesia for postoperative surgical patients. The goal of this review article is to present an accounting of the available opioid and non-opioid pharmacologic agents, regional analgesia techniques, and complementary modalities that may be considered for optimal pain relief in the perioperative setting. In adhering to the practice of multimodal pain therapy, clinicians improve the quality of pain control and reduce reliance on opioid use. There is strong evidence to support the benefits of multimodal analgesia.

Peer Reviewed

1

Open Access

1

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