Chronic Postsurgical Pain: Review article


  • Pimporn Phankhongsap Lerdsin Hospital


Chronic postsurgical pain, Surgical procedure, Multimodal analgesia


Chronic postsurgical pain is an unpleasant medical condition for both patients and medical team because increased suffering for patients and the workload for medical personnel. Characteristics included neuropathic and inflammatory pain. Surgical procedures with high incidence of chronic postsurgical pain were amputation, thoracotomy, Breast surgery and cardiac surgery. And the risk factor was genetics, psychosocial factors, pain disorders, severity of acute pain, age/gender and type of surgery. Hence, the most controllable factor is severity of acute postoperative pain. Therefore, the effective prevention is less invasive surgical techniques and multimodal analgesia.


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Phankhongsap P. Chronic Postsurgical Pain: Review article . J Chulabhorn Royal Acad [Internet]. 2021 Apr. 16 [cited 2024 May 21];3(2):60-7. Available from:



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