Beyond Opioids: Surgeons Explore New Approaches to Pain Control – Pain Medicine News

Read article - Quotes Richard Barth, professor of surgery, in an article about how surgeons are using new methods to provide pain control after surgery, which they hope will reduce reliance on opioids. "I suspect we are going to see a major change in the number of opioids prescribed. There are lots of things we can do, with local anaesthetics in wounds that can be used as well as taking even some medications prior to surgery and using nonopioid alternatives like acetaminophen to help," says Barth.