The Transition from Acute to Chronic Post Surgical Pain

  title={The Transition from Acute to Chronic Post Surgical Pain},
  author={Edward A. Shipton},
  journal={Anaesthesia and Intensive Care},
  pages={824 - 836}
  • E. Shipton
  • Published 1 September 2011
  • Medicine
  • Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
All chronic pain was once acute, but not all acute pain becomes chronic. The transition of acute postoperative pain to chronic post surgical pain is a complex and poorly understood developmental process. The manuscript describes the various factors associated with the transition from acute to chronic pain. The preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative surgical, psychosocial, socio-environmental and patient-related factors and the mechanisms involved are discussed and preventive (or… 

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