Chapter 21. Postoperative Pain

  1. Gary J. McCleane MD, FFARCSI, DA, DipIMC, Dip Pain Mang Consultant in Pain Management

Published Online: 30 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300796.ch21

Pain Management: Expanding the Pharmacological Options

Pain Management: Expanding the Pharmacological Options

How to Cite

McCleane, G. J. (2008) Postoperative Pain, in Pain Management: Expanding the Pharmacological Options, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300796.ch21

Author Information

  1. Rampark Pain Centre, Lurgan, Northern Ireland, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178235

Online ISBN: 9781444300796

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Keywords:

  • management of postoperative pain;
  • -adrenoreceptor agonist in topical, oral, and injectable formulations;
  • dexamethasone antiemetic in postoperative phase;
  • Ketamine for anesthesiological use;
  • intravenous (IV) local anesthetic in burns pain;
  • magnesium for postoperative pain;
  • non-steroidal anti-inflammatories;
  • topical local anesthetics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Clonidine

  • Dexamethasone

  • Gabapentinoids

  • Ketamine

  • Lidocaine

  • Magnesium

  • Nitrates

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories

  • Topical local anesthetics

  • Conclusion