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A Comparison of the Differences in Postoperative Chronic Pain Between Video-Assisted and Robotic-Assisted Approaches in Thoracic Surgery

Thursday, December 1, 2022

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Ghaith Qsous, Amber Downes, Beata Carroll, Sinead Rowe, Santy Manoj, Rory McFadyen, George Korelidis, Michael Tolan, David G. Healy

Because of the recent advancement in robotic thoracic surgery, this retrospective study aimed to evaluate post-operative chronic pain in robotic versus video-assisted approaches. Although patients who undergo RATS are known to have better immediate post-operative recovery, the results did not find a statistically significant difference in chronic pain among the two methods. Further comparative studies are recommended.

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