Journal article

Severe acute pain and persistent post-surgical pain in orthopaedic trauma patients: a cohort study

Carla Edgley, Malcolm Hogg, Anurika De Silva, Sabine Braat, Andrew Bucknill, Kate Leslie

British Journal of Anaesthesia | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: We conducted a cohort study of adult patients presenting for orthopaedic trauma surgery at a statewide trauma centre, with the aims of determining (i) the incidence and risk factors for severe acute pain in the PACU, and (ii) the incidence and risk factors for persistent post-surgical pain at 3 months. METHODS: Data were collected before operation, in the PACU, 72 h after surgery and 3 months after surgery, and included numerical rating scale (NRS) scores for pain, and modified Brief Pain Inventory-Short Form, Kessler Psychological Distress Scale, World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule, and Pain Catastrophizing Scale scores. RESULTS: Severe acute pain in the PAC..

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