Two views on multimodal pain management

By Mary Ann Porucznik

Protocols share one objective: Reducing narcotic use

“Of all the developments and changes in the way orthopaedic surgeons practice over the past 5 or 6 years, the impact of better pain management has been truly significant,” according to Steven MacDonald, MD, who moderated a panel on the topic during the 2009 annual meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. “It’s really changed how well our patients do postoperatively.”

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