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Medicine | Chronic Postsurgical Pain

Chronic Postsurgical Pain

Mick, Gérard, Guastella, Virginie (Eds.)

Original French edition published by Springer-Verlag France, Paris, 2013

2014, IX, 179 p. 5 illus., 1 illus. in color.

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  • Comprehensive book presenting risk factors, evaluation, clinical data and prevention of pain after a surgical operation
  • Contributions from high-profile international authors
  • Focus on post-mastectomy surgery pain

Primum non nocere… The fact that a surgical procedure can leave any kind of pain casts a shadow over this tenet, which is seen as the basis of medical practice and anchor of its principle ethic…

It is all the more surprising in that medicine has only paid attention to this paradoxical chronic pain situation for the past few years. Clarifying the knowledge acquired in this field has become all the more urgent for any care-giver today confronted by a legitimate request from patients: Why and how can a surgical procedure, which is supposed to bring relief, leave behind an unacceptable sequela?

This is the approach which the contributors to this new subject of major clinical interest invite you to follow as you work your way through this book.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Chronic pain - Neuropatic pain - Pain - Risk factors - Surgery

Related subjects » Medicine - Oncology & Hematology - Surgery

Table of contents / Sample pages 

​Part 1: Chronic Post-Surgical Pain: General Aspects.- How to Study Chronic Post-Surgical Pain the Example of Neuropathic Pain.- Epidemiology of Chronic Post-Surgical Pain.- Part 2: Risk Factors for Chronic Post-Surgical Pain.- Predisposing Factors for Chronic Post-Surgical Pain.- Mononeuropathies Caused by Surgery: From Anatomy to Prevention.- Surgical Factors Influencing the Occurrence of Chronic Post-Surgical Pain.- Psychosocial Factors Involved in the Occurrence of Chronic Post-Surgical Pain.- Part 3: Perioperative Strategies for the Prevention of Post-Surgical Pain.- Perioperative Analgesia by Opioids: Rationale and Practical Basics.- The Role of Coxibs in the Management of Postoperative Pain.- Perioperative Strategy for Prevention of Chronic Post-Surgical Pain: General Foundations.- Antiepileptics and Perioperative Anti-Hyperalgesia: A Survey.- Part 4: Clinical Aspects of Chronic Post-Surgical Pain.- Neuropathic Post-Surgical Pain.- Scar Neuromas.- Chronic Post-Mastectomy Pain: Clinical Aspects.- Chronic Pain after Total Knee Replacement.

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