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2020 Oct 23

Curr Pain Headache Rep



Exparel for Postoperative Pain Management: a Comprehensive Review.


Kaye A D, Armstead-Williams C, Hyatali F, Cox KS, Kaye RJ, Eng LK, Farooq Anwar MA, Patel PV, Patil S, Cornett EM
Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2020 Oct 23; 24(11):73.
PMID: 33098008.


Multimodal pain management is the most effective way to treat postsurgical pain. However, the use of opioids for acute pain management has unfortunately been a significant contributor to the current opioid epidemic. The use of opioids should be limited and only considered a "rescue" pain medication after other modalities of pain management have been utilized.