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2022 Dec 27

Scand J Pain

A multidisciplinary transitional pain service to improve pain outcomes following trauma surgery: a preliminary report.


Flynn HK, Manoharan D, Hsu Y-J, Xie A, Shechter R, Hanna M, Speed TJ
Scand J Pain. 2022 Dec 27.
PMID: 36566752.


Trauma (i.e., musculoskeletal injury from a blunt or penetrating force) can change the trajectory of a person's life. Patients often experience chronic pain, reduced quality of life, long-term opioid therapy, and psychiatric comorbidities after trauma surgery. This case report presents clinical outcomes of four patients who received postsurgical pain care in a transitional pain service (TPS) that provides long-term coordinated multimodal pain care, opioid tapering plans, and psychiatric care.