Multimodal Pain Management Can Decrease Pain and Speed Recovery in Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgeons at Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham are using a multimodal pain management regimen in certain surgeries to reduce pain and lessen patient recovery time. ...Read More

 



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Multimodal Pain Management Can Decrease Pain and Speed Recovery in Orthopedic Surgery
Multimodal Pain Management Can Decrease Pain and Speed Recovery in Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgeons at Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham are using a multimodal pain management regimen in certain surgeries to reduce pain and lessen patient recovery time.


 
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Shell's Brent Alpha fall container lowered to sea bed
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A container that fell into the sea from a North Sea platform has been lowered on to the sea bed for safety reasons. The container, which had sections of pipe inside, was being manoeuvred on to a ship from Shell's Brent Alpha installation on Sunday. The ...

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The Personal Touch - Over the Mountain Journal

The Personal Touch
Over the Mountain Journal
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Posted Tuesday, September 30, 2014 5:42 am CDT

Clark joins Purvis Family Practice Clinic - Hattiesburg American

Clark joins Purvis Family Practice Clinic
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