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Welcome to the Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine (SPPM), a Society organized within the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia.  The SPPM concept originated with directors and key leaders of acute and chronic pediatric pain medicine programs, who believed there was a need for a new society because of rapid advancement of highly specialized knowledge in the field, a great increase in the numbers of patients, and strong desire for collaboration and advocacy for infants, children, and adolescents with painful conditions.

Question of the Month – November 2017

A 9 year old female had an epidural placement for postoperative analgesia after osteosarcoma resection and reconstruction of the left leg. The epidural placement required multiple attempts by resident and attending. Patient reported on POD 1 that she is not able to sit up without 8/10 pain described as in the occipital location, dull, and constant. Orthopedic surgery wants to mobilize her early. What are your treatment options?

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