Strategies for effective postoperative pain management

Minerva Anestesiol. 2006 Mar;72(3):145-50.


Postoperative pain management an important clinical issue. The clinicians tool-bag remains incomplete. Improvements in the management of postoperative pain will ultimately translate into the broader, safer application of surgical procedures upon a wider patient population. The application of multimodal therapy that includes non-pharmacologic therapies, preemptive therapies, and new medications for the treatment of postoperative pain is an emerging concept that provides significant immediate as well as potential future advantages.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Analgesics, Opioid / therapeutic use
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / therapeutic use
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Humans
  • Nicotine / therapeutic use
  • Nicotinic Agonists / therapeutic use
  • Pain, Postoperative / drug therapy
  • Pain, Postoperative / therapy*


  • Analgesics, Opioid
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
  • Nicotinic Agonists
  • Nicotine