oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Postoperative analgesia in children : getting it right : review article

Volume 17, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



The management of postoperative pain in children has historically been poor, but advances have been made in the last decade. As pain is a complex phenomenon, a multimodal approach to treatment is required. This article aims to give a brief overview of the practical aspects of postoperative pain management in children, including non-opioid as well as opioid analgesics, and the salient features of regional anaesthesia.

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