Postoperative pain management after ambulatory surgery: role of multimodal analgesia.

  title={Postoperative pain management after ambulatory surgery: role of multimodal analgesia.},
  author={Ofelia Loani Elvir-Lazo and Paul F. White},
  journal={Anesthesiology clinics},
  volume={28 2},
Multimodal (or balanced) analgesia represents an increasingly popular approach to preventing postoperative pain. The approach involves administering a combination of opioid and nonopioid analgesics. Nonopioid analgesics are increasingly being used as adjuvants before, during, and after surgery to facilitate the recovery process after ambulatory surgery. Early studies evaluating approaches to facilitating the recovery process have demonstrated that the use of multimodal analgesic techniques can… CONTINUE READING

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