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Acute Pain and Perioperative Pain

Acute pain in the perioperative setting is defined as pain that is present in a surgical patient because of preexisting disease, the surgical procedure (with associated drains, chest or nasogastric tubes, or complications), or a combination of disease related and procedure-related sources.