Daniele Lo Coco, Irene Mistretta, Arianna Rifiorito, Giuseppe Davide Albano, Leila Zummo, Ginevra Malta
In consideration of the constant, if not increasing number of polytrauma patients arriving in emergency rooms, the pharmacological treatment of pain is a topic that is always under observation and innovation. Even more important is the global management of pain in the polytrauma patient, i.e. its treatment in the phases even after hospitalisation. The existence of pharmacotherapeutic protocols is today an aid for the physician in order to act in the most appropriate way in the shortest possible time. This brief commentary is intended to be a practical guide to the analgesic treatment of the polytrauma patient, in the light of the most recent scientific evidence.