Highlights in postoperative pain treatment.

  title={Highlights in postoperative pain treatment.},
  author={Yigal Leykin and Tommaso Pellis and Claudia Ambrosio},
  journal={Expert review of neurotherapeutics},
  volume={7 5},
Acute pain is a symptom that originates from actual ongoing or impending tissue damage. Pain is an individual subjective experience and varies markedly among individuals. For this reason, patient involvement is essential, with the most reliable indicator of severity being patient self-report. The main objective of postoperative pain management is the achievement of fast rehabilitation, recovery of all normal functions and reduction of postoperative morbidity. Sufficient evidence supports the… CONTINUE READING