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Targeting Deep Areas of the Skeletal Muscles Effectively Alleviates Postoperative Pain

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Postoperative pain can pose a number of challenges for surgical patients and their care providers. A common method to treat pain has been to administer opioids. However, opioids come with a number of different, often intolerable, side effects, and surgeons have been actively looking for other, safer, pain-relieving options.

To address postoperative muscle pain in patients undergoing abdominal surgery, researchers from Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea, developed a new method of effective pain control called needle electrical twitch obtaining intramuscular stimulation (NETOIMS). The research team’s findings appear as an “article in press” on the website of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons ahead of print. Read more . . . 


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