Chronic Post-Surgical Pain: Which Patients? Why? What Can Be Done? (211)

3:34–4:45 pm Friday, March 8

Chronic post-surgical pain (CPSP) is increasingly recognized as a serious chronic pain entity that is challenging to manage. CPSP often severely affects quality of life, contributes to chronic opioid use and increasing health care costs. This session will examine the epidemiology and pathophysiology of CPSP. We will also address risk factors associated, evidence-based preventative strategies and multimodal approaches that may help prevent or mitigate CPSP.

Epidemiology and Pathophysiology

David Clark

Risk Factors: Preventative Strategies with Ketamine and Lidocaine Infusions

May L. Chin, MD

Multimodal Management of Chronic Post-Surgical Pain

Neel D. Mehta, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Review epidemiology and pathophysiology of CPSP.
  • Review risk factors and preventative strategies including ketamine and lidocaine infusions for CPSP.
  • Discuss evidence-based multimodal approach to management of CPSP.