Dr. Lauren Allen

Pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, Saskatoon

Project: Addressing chronic pain in adolescent orthopaedic patients

The goal of Dr. Allen’s CQIP project was to create a pathway that identified and addressed mental health disorders and pain behaviours that are known to magnify musculoskeletal pain in adolescents. Several screens were trialed, with variable success, but Dr. Allen found that open discussion tailored to each patient, engagement of the family physician, and sharing contact information for community and online resources was a simple way to address teens presenting with chronic pain.

QIck Talk Video

Project Poster

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