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Pain Management And Bone Healing - Pharmacology Of Bone And Joint Surgery

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 2.5 hours Pharmacology: 2.5 hours
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Course Summary

Pharmacological strategies should be tailored to specific treatment needs of the patient before, during, and after orthopedic surgery. Medical clinicians need to consider their entire strategy, beginning with the prophylactic approach of antibiotic use and thromboprophylaxis to prevent surgical site infection and blood clot formation. However, it is equally important to consider the patient’s comfort following orthopedic surgery. Ensuring that the patient has appropriate access to analgesics and anxiolytics is standard care for the orthopedic patient. The is the third of a multi-part series on the pharmacology Of bone and joint surgery.

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Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction
II.           Analgesia For Bone And Joint Pain
1.   Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Bone Healing
2.   Primary and Indirect Bone Healing
3.   Factors Impacting Bone Healing
4.   Action of NSAIDs
5.   NSAIDs versus Narcotic Analgesia
III.         Bone Healing And Research Studies
IV.          NSAID Pain Management
1.   Ibuprofen
2.   Ketorolac, Diclofenac, and Ketoprofen
3.   Naproxen
4.   Flurbiprofen
V.            Acetaminophen And Narcotic Pain Management
1.   Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone
2.   Acetaminophen and Oxycodone
VI.          Anxiolytic Medication Use
1.   Lorazepam
VII.       Summary


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