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Managing pain in postoperative
Investigators at The Children’s Hospital of Michigan are establishing a baseline protocol for pain control following spinal fusion surgery for patients with scoliosis. Spinal fusion surgery for scoliosis patients is used to correct the deformity, halt the curvature progression, or prevent future pulmonary restriction. Yet, the procedure often results in severe pain following surgery. In pediatric patients, this pain is often intensified. In this study, investigators are attempting to establish a baseline measurement of post-operative pain when a set protocol is followed. Once this baseline is established, future pain management treatments can be tested, potentially leading to more effective treatment.
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Last reviewed: February 2010
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