Chronic Post-Surgical Pain and Lidocaine

Many interventions have sought to reduce the all too common occurrence of persistent and chronic post-op pain after surgery. This review of the literature for Lidocaine intra-op infusions found some encouraging but limited evidence, and without complications. There is a need for further study in this area. Lidocaine is being used in multimodal intra-op analgesia in opioid sparing or opioid free anesthesia and seems to help acute pain at least.



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