Acute Postoperative Pain
Serbülent Gökhan Beyaz*, Fikret Bayar and Ali Fuat Erdem
Associate Professor, Sakarya University Medical School, Anesthesiology, Sakarya, Republic of Turkey
- *Corresponding Author:
- Serbülent Gökhan Beyaz
Sakarya University Medical School, Korucuk Campus
Anesthesiology, Adapazari, Sakarya, Republic of Turkey
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Received date: October 31, 2011; Accepted date: December 12, 2011; Published date: December 16, 2011
Citation: Beyaz SG, Bayar F, Erdem AF (2011) Acute Postoperative Pain. J Anesthe Clinic Res 4:286. doi: 10.4172/2155-6148.1000286
Copyright: © 2011 Beyaz SG, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
One of the most important causes of postoperative morbidity and mortality is insufficiently treated pain. Postoperarive pain that could not be treated sufficiently leads to problems like reduction in vital capacity and alveolar ventilation, pneumonia, tachycardia, hypertension, myocardial ischemia and infarction, conversion to chronic pain, delay in wound healing and prolonged hospital stay. These problems may be prevented by successful management of postoperative pain. Acute postoperative pain management is a dynamic process. A detailed preoperative assessment should be done at the beginning and the most appropriate pain management should be provided by utilizing the newest drugs and techniques after estimation of risk- benefit status for each patient.