Subcutaneous morphine pump for postoperative hemorrhoidectomy pain management.

PURPOSE Many anorectal procedures are currently being performed on an outpatient basis, hemorrhoidectomy being the exception because of the need for parenteral narcotics postoperatively. We investigated the effectiveness of a subcutaneous morphine pump (SQMP) for outpatient posthemorrhoidectomy pain control. METHODS In Phase 1 of our study, 22 patients… CONTINUE READING