Did you know that postoperative pain that lingers is often neglected? In fact, pain doesn’t go away in half of all patients having chest wall surgery called a thoracotomy, an amputation, or breast surgery. In Part II, Gene Neier tells us how a catheter placed in his neck provided great pain relief and allowed him to do physical therapy sooner for a faster recovery. Dr. Mike Bottros, Director of Acute Pain at Barnes-Jewish Hospital then returns to tell us exactly how and when nerve blocks and catheters should be placed for surgery.
The recording will be posted after the episode airs on Sirius XM Channel 131 this Saturday at 5:30pm.