• Orthopedic Study Supports a Reduction in Post-Surgery Opioid Use

    9 monthes ago - By Surgical Aesthetics Magazine

    A new study that compared length of opioid use post-surgery found that longer term use did not improve disability during recovery or patient satisfaction with pain management, suggesting that physicians can reduce opioid intake without sacrificing patient care or comfort. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, University Medical Center Utrecht in the The Netherlands, and University of Texas at Austin, enrolled 102 adults undergoing open reduction and internal fixation of ankle fractures.
    Patients were evaluated at the time of suture removal and five to eight months after suture...
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