getty_rm_photo_of_patient_being_assisted_by_orderliesDid 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. Jonathan Poinsett, a 29 year old Army Veteran who shattered his heel bone describes a near painless postoperative experience both in the hospital and at home. Dr. Mike Bottros from Washington University School of Medicine & Director of Acute Pain at Barnes-Jewish Hospital provides cutting edge information about regional anesthesia for surgical pain. [PART II]

The recording will be posted after the episode airs on Sirius XM Channel 131 this Saturday at 5pm.