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The diagnosis and treatment of acute abdominal pain is a collaborative effort, often starting in the emergency department (ED). Over 50% of complaints presenting to the ED are related to acute pain, with abdominal pain accounting for 7% of all ED visits.1-2
“From the brain alone arise our pleasures, laughter, and jests, as well as our sorrows, pain, and griefs.”—Hippocrates
Read about the most important research to come out of the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
What do you do about patients with persistent postsurgical pain? Or better yet: how do you prevent it to begin with? Read this article from a pain expert to find out.
Postoperative pain syndromes have been recognized as a bona fide problem with primary inguinal hernia repairs with mesh. Literature review of lessons learned and how to address this pain problem in your patients.
Dr. Mackey, Chief of the Pain Management Division at Standford University, discusses why acute postoperative pain becomes chronic pain in some cases.
The evaluation and management of chronic overuse sports/athletic injuries is one of the most pervasive concerns in sports medicine today. Learn more about treating sports/overuse injuries.
Light therapy is a non-invasive, non-drug modality that stimulates the body's own healing mechanisms via both molecular signaling and circulatory modulation. Article explains treatment of sports-related injuries and pain using light therapy.
The evaluation and management of chronic overuse sports/athletic injuries is one of the most pervasive concerns in sports medicine today. Overuse sports injuries outnumber acute, instantaneous injuries in almost every athletic activity. Because overuse sports injuries are not instantly disabling, they attract less medical attention that those that cause an acute and obvious loss of function.
Article considers patient-controlled analgesia for pain control in children.
Psychological wounds of trauma are often missed when a patient has experienced physical trauma. Article highlights traumatic responding patterns and considerations for treatment.
Recognition of an ACL injury by emergency room physicians is essential to optimizing outcomes through early and appropriate treatment.
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Phototherapy Applications In Sports Medicine
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