Pain After Surgery (cont.)
Michael J Ameres, MD
Benson Yeh, MD
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
James Quinn, MD
IN THIS ARTICLE
Because pain is a normal part of the healing process, most people who experience pain after surgery have a good prognosis; however, pain can be a sign of serious complications of surgery. The prognosis depends on the type of surgery and the type of complication.
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