• Chronic Preoperative Opioid Use May Up Risk of Poor Outcomes

    28 days ago - By Medindia Health

    Patients who use opioid before total knee or hip replacement surgery for more than two months are at high risk of being readmitted in the hospital and undergoing repeat surgery, says researcher from Wolters Kluwer.
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  • Prolonged preoperative opioid use linked to adverse outcomes after total knee and hip arthroplasty

    Prolonged preoperative opioid use linked to adverse outcomes after total knee and hip arthroplasty

    28 days ago - By News Medical

    Patients who take prescription opioids for more than 60 days before total knee or hip replacement surgery are at significantly higher risk of being readmitted to the hospital and of undergoing repeat joint-replacement surgery, compared to patients with no preoperative opioid use, reports a study in the July 18 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
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