Chronic Postsurgical Pain

  • Gérard Mick
  • Virginie Guastella

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Chronic Postsurgical Pain: General Aspects

  3. Risk Factors for Chronic Postsurgical Pain

  4. Perioperative Strategies for the Prevention of Postsurgical Pain

  5. Clinical Aspects of Chronic Postsurgical Pain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. G. Mick, V. Guastella, C. Dualé, V. Martinez
      Pages 133-141
    3. M.-T. Gatt
      Pages 143-156
    4. F. Lakdja, N. Rascle, L. Labrèze, F. Dixmérias, P.-O. Lakdja, M. Barrault
      Pages 157-168
    5. Anissa Belbachir, Gérard Mick
      Pages 169-178
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 179-179

About this book


Primum non nocere… The fact that a surgical procedure can leave any kind of pain casts a shadow over this tenet, which is seen as the basis of medical practice and anchor of its principle ethic…

It is all the more surprising in that medicine has only paid attention to this paradoxical chronic pain situation for the past few years. Clarifying the knowledge acquired in this field has become all the more urgent for any care-giver today confronted by a legitimate request from patients: Why and how can a surgical procedure, which is supposed to bring relief, leave behind an unacceptable sequela?

This is the approach which the contributors to this new subject of major clinical interest invite you to follow as you work your way through this book.


Chronic pain Neuropatic pain Pain Risk factors Surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Gérard Mick
    • 1
  • Virginie Guastella
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre hospitalier de VoironVoironFrance
  2. 2.CHU de Clermont-FerrandClermont-FerrandFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-04321-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-04322-7
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