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One consequence of the public health crisis of opioid abuse has been an increased interest in the practice of multimodal analgesia for postsurgical pain management. Jacques YaDeau, MD, an anesthesiologist at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, remarked, “How to optimize multimodal...

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Working with rodent models, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis have demonstrated that receptors in the brain that trigger emotional responses to pain including lethargy and depression can be blocked. The discovery may be a step toward the realization of less addictive...

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45 years ago, Tommy John, pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, had his baseball career salvaged by a new surgical procedure to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) that provides critical stability for the elbow. Eventually acquiring the name Tommy John surgery, the technique involves...

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