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Pain from trauma injury persists

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Many trauma patients still experience moderate to severe pain 12 months after sustaining their injuries, according to a US study.

Of 3,047 trauma patients aged 18–84, who were asked to rate pain on a scale of 1–10, with 10 being the most intense, 62.7% still reported pain after a year. The average rating was around five, and pain was most common in the 35–44 age group.

The high prevalence of pain and its severity warrants intervention, the authors said. ‘This may consist of interventions during the acute phase of hospitalisation to aggressively treat early pain,’ they added.

Archives of Surgery (2008) 143: 282–287

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