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Making Educated Decisions in Pain Treatment

Physicians’ Perspective on CPNBs

When determining the most optimal treatment for managing post-surgical pain, surgeons and anesthesiologists must use available data to make the best decision for their patients. Unfortunately, not all of the information circulating through the medical community is accurate. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ostrander and anesthesiologist Dr. Hickman made a list of the most common misconceptions circulating about their preferred pain solution: continuous peripheral nerve blocks (CPNBs).

In Five Myths You've Heard About CPNBs, they draw on their experience with thousands of surgeries to address:

  • Workload
  • Patient turnover
  • Complications and infections
  • Efficacy 

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