oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Postoperative pain : review

Volume 82, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



The experience of pain is a complex, multifaceted unpleasant sensory and emotional experience. Pain has been recognised as a global burden, and postoperative pain is one of the most common types. Postoperative pain is a complication of surgery, which, in turn, complicates recovery. Lack of appropriate postoperative analgesic management has a significant impact on clinical and economic outcomes. A multimodal approach, that incorporates different drugs and techniques, has been demonstrated as being the most effective way of reducing postoperative pain.

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