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Multimodal Pain Management Increasingly Used for Patients Undergoing TKA and THA

Multimodal approaches for pain management after THA or TKA included peripheral nerve blocks and ketamine, in addition to opioids.

The following article features coverage from Anesthesiology 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Click here to read more of Clinical Pain Advisor’s conference coverage.

The use of multimodal approaches for postoperative pain is increasing for patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THAs) and total knee arthroplasty (TKAs) in small- and medium-sized hospitals, lessening the amount of opioid medications these patients receive, according to a study presented at Anesthesiology 2017, held October 21-25 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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