Year : 2021  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 341-347

Post-thoracotomy analgesia

Pain Center, Akron Children's Hospital, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Akron, Ohio, USA

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Desimir Mijatovic
Akron Children's Hospital, Pain Center, 214 West Bowery Street, Akron, Ohio 44308
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sja.SJA_743_20

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Thoracotomy is considered one of the most painful operative procedures. Due to anatomical complexity, post-thoracotomy pain requires multimodal perioperative treatment to adequately manage to ensure proper postoperative recovery. There are several different strategies to control post-thoracotomy pain including interventional techniques, such as neuraxial and regional injections, and conservative treatments including medications, massage therapy, respiratory therapy, and physical therapy. This article describes different strategies and evidence base for their use.

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