New idea for pain

Politico – October 25, 2017

Dr. Mark Smith, vice-chair of the Department of Surgery at Northwell Health and director of reconstructive oncology at Northwell Health Cancer Institute, and a team of researchers found they could effectively block post-operative pain by using a combination of anesthetic injections, including a technique called “transversus abdominis plane block,” or “TAP block.” That avoided the need for opioids following microsurgical breast reconstruction. Read more about it here.