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Females report higher postoperative pain scores than males after ankle surgery.

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Summary of "Females report higher postoperative pain scores than males after ankle surgery."

The majority of patients experience moderate-to-intense pain following ankle surgery. Early, adequate treatment of postoperative pain is desirable for optimal pain relief, which in turn may facilitate optimal pulmonary function, normal respiration pattern, rehabilitation and prevention of a chronic pain condition. In this retrospective study, we aimed to identify possible predictors of moderate-to-intense postoperative pain while in the Post Anaesthesia Care Unit (PACU) in patients operated for ankle fractures.

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Name: Scandinavian journal of pain
ISSN: 1877-8879
Pages: 85-93

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