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The opioid crisis has caused many physicians to rethink pain management and stop turning to opioids as the default solution.

Surgeons are increasingly turning to multimodal solutions including setting patient expectations through preoperative education, ice, elevation, pre-operative blocks, and over-the-counter analgesics.

Board-certified in orthopedics, Dr. David Nelson is the only hand surgeon in the US to hold a membership in the International Association for the Study of Pain. Dr. Nelson has been researching post surgical pain and pain management for twenty-seven years. Here, he discusses his professional experience, his research findings, and how to approach pain management from a whole-patient perspective.


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