Multimodal Pain Management Can Decrease Pain and Speed Recovery in Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgeons at Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham are using a multimodal pain management regimen in certain surgeries to reduce pain and lessen patient recovery time. ...Read More

 



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Multimodal Pain Management Can Decrease Pain and Speed Recovery in Orthopedic Surgery
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Orthopedic surgeons at Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham are using a multimodal pain management regimen in certain surgeries to reduce pain and lessen patient recovery time.


 
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