A Guide To Pain Management In Wound Care

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Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

   On the other hand, Dr. Suzuki has not had a great experience with a portable pain pump that infuses lidocaine and other anesthetics to the operative site. He says such pain pumps may not be suitable for foot and ankle surgery, which occurs within smaller tissue compartments than other orthopedic surgeries.

   Dr. Brill practices at the Limb Salvage Center at the BrillStone Building and is President of the BrillStone Corporation in Dallas. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and is also a consultant in wound care and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at the Wound Care Clinic at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

   Dr. Lullove is in private practice in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, Fla. He is a Staff Physician at West Boca Medical Center in Boca Raton. Dr. Lullove is a Fellow of the American College of Certified Wound Specialists.

   Dr. Suzuki is the Medical Director of the Tower Wound Care Center at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Towers. He is also on the medical staff of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and is a Visiting Professor at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Tokyo.

   For further reading, see “Key Insights On Using Medications In Wound Care” in the May 2010 issue of Podiatry Today.

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