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Survey Report

The On the Rebound: What to Expect After Surgery survey polled 500 women ages 30-50 who had orthopedic, soft tissue or OB/GYN surgery and 261 surgeons who perform these procedures. It was conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of Pacira BioSciences, Inc. You can find a recap of the survey findings here.

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What’s Important to Me: My Doctor Discussion Guide

Patients should feel empowered to have a proactive discussion with their health care provider about the range of pain management options available, including opioid alternatives such as EXPAREL® (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) that can effectively manage pain while potentially reducing or eliminating the need for opioids during the postsurgical recovery period. This discussion guide will help you have an honest conversation with a health care provider about what’s important to you or your loved one prior to surgery.

  • My concerns
  • My preferences
  • My procedure
  • My recovery
  • Caring for a loved one
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Indication

EXPAREL is indicated for single-dose infiltration in adults to produce postsurgical local analgesia and as an interscalene brachial plexus nerve block to produce postsurgical regional analgesia. Safety and efficacy have not been established in other nerve blocks.

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Be honest about health habits. This will help your health care provider better understand what is right for you

Be open about your concerns. Don’t be afraid to ask about your options, including opioid alternatives

Be confident about getting the information you need and have your health care provider clarify anything you don’t completely understand

Be prepared with a list of other medications you currently take or allergies you may have