Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia

: 2021  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 341--347

Post-thoracotomy analgesia

Desimir Mijatovic, Tarun Bhalla, Ibrahim Farid 
 Pain Center, Akron Children's Hospital, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Akron, Ohio, USA

Correspondence Address:
Desimir Mijatovic
Akron Children's Hospital, Pain Center, 214 West Bowery Street, Akron, Ohio 44308

Thoracotomy is considered one of the most painful operative procedures. Due to anatomical complexity, post-thoracotomy pain requires multimodal perioperative treatment to adequately manage to ensure proper postoperative recovery. There are several different strategies to control post-thoracotomy pain including interventional techniques, such as neuraxial and regional injections, and conservative treatments including medications, massage therapy, respiratory therapy, and physical therapy. This article describes different strategies and evidence base for their use.

How to cite this article:
Mijatovic D, Bhalla T, Farid I. Post-thoracotomy analgesia.Saudi J Anaesth 2021;15:341-347

How to cite this URL:
Mijatovic D, Bhalla T, Farid I. Post-thoracotomy analgesia. Saudi J Anaesth [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Sep 25 ];15:341-347
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