New Postoperative Regimen Improves Patient Experience in Ped
Management of postoperative pain has always been a priority in the care of orthopaedic surgical patients, perhaps even more so in the pediatric patient population. Patients’ and parents’ typical and significant anxiety makes an excellent postoperative pain plan essential.

Oral and intravenous narcotics have been the gold standard for managing postoperative pain, but pediatric dosing can be challenging. As providers, we tend to undertreat pain in order to prevent side effects and potential complications. Side effects such as sedation, nausea and vomiting, and constipation are frequent with a narcotics-only approach....