Reducing opioid use prior to joint replacement for better outcomes -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Reducing opioid use prior to joint replacement for better outcomes

The use of opioids, often prescribed for chronic musculoskeletal pain, has skyrocketed in recent years with 98 percent of the world's opioid prescriptions filled in North America. Two research studies link decreased opioid use prior to joint replacement surgery with improved patient satisfaction and outcomes, fewer complications, and a reduced need for post-surgical opioids.

03/09/2016

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Two current studies link decreased opioid use prior to total knee or hip joint replacement surgery with improved patient satisfaction and outcomes; ©panthermedia.net/ alexkalina