Managing pain after orthopaedic surgery with COX-2 selective NSAIDs

Managing pain after orthopaedic surgery with COX-2 selective NSAIDs

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Orthopaedic surgery is the second most common surgery performed in Malaysia, and it is usually associated with moderate-to-severe pain in the postoperative period. Effective pain management is an essential component of care for any surgical patient and an important postoperative quality measure. Therefore, the principal goal of postoperative care is to achieve good pain relief while keeping the side effects (SEs) to a minimum. 

CPD Reviewer: 

Professor Datuk Dr Sabarul Afian Mokhtar
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery (Spine)
Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology,
Faculty of Medicine, University Kebangsaan Malaysia


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