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..View full abstract
Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Royal Melbourne Hospital.