About Acute Pain Post–tummy Tuck

As you may know, a tummy tuck, also referred to as an abdominoplasty, is a procedure to reduce excess skin and fat around the abdomen and strengthen the muscles around the abdominal wall. As you may also know, this can be a painful procedure, and surgical-site pain is experienced by more than half of patients at least six months after surgery.

Right now, research is underway on the safety and effectiveness of an investigational study drug, called VX-548, in people experiencing acute pain after a tummy tuck procedure. This clinical research study is part of the Vertex pain research program, which is developing medicines aimed at selectively targeting the underlying cause of the pain response.

By taking part in a study that is evaluating an investigational treatment designed to target acute pain, participants in the NAVIGATE-2 Study could help researchers learn more about medicines that could help target the underlying causes of acute pain responses. If you’re interested in this research, we invite you to click the button below to answer some questions and see if you may qualify for participation.

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