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2019 May/Jun

J Craniofac Surg



Postoperative Pain Management Following Craniosynostosis Repair: Current Practices and Future Directions.


Brown S, Yao A, Sanati-Mehrizy P, Zackai SP, Taub PJ
J Craniofac Surg. 2019 May/Jun; 30(3):721-729.
PMID: 30896510.


Postoperative analgesia following craniosynostosis repair is a clinical challenge for plastic and reconstructive surgeons. There is a paucity of published data on the postoperative pain associated with craniosynostosis repair procedures and the prescribed analgesia varies with different unit protocols. The authors sought to summarize the current knowledge of the postoperative analgesia following craniosynostosis repair by reviewing the literature for existing regimens, clinical outcomes, and recommendations.