Surgical Pain Management: A Complete Guide to Implantable and Interventional Pain Therapies
Oxford University Press
20 Jul 2016
Surgical Pain Management is an essential, step-by-step guide to surgical techniques and the perioperative management of chronic pain patients whose treatment includes implantable therapies. Chapters review the steps necessary for defining a potential candidate for implant and the infrastructure to support the perioperative period and beyond, controversies in approaches for both intrathecal and spinal cord stimulation implants, healthcare education for patients with these devices, neuroaxial drug delivery, electrical stimulation of the peripheral and central nervous system, and a variety of invasive procedures for chronic and cancer pain. Appendices provide supplemental information regarding guidelines, physiology, technologies available, troubleshooting, and documentation required to organize an interventional service. This book details a range of approaches from basic implant therapies to more advanced therapies, making it an ideal companion to an advanced training program in interventional pain management and a useful resource for developing a team that will optimize care for some of the most difficult to treat chronic pain patients.