Opioids: Not an Effective Stand-Alone Treatment for Chronic Pain Following Surgery
Patients need multimodal treatment options for their post-surgical chronic pain.
Compared with placebo, gabapentin administered pre- and postoperatively may reduce the time to postoperative opioid cessation, but was not shown to improve postoperative pain resolution.
Postoperative management of adolescents undergoing posterior spinal fusion surgery with intravenous acetaminophen may have an opioid-sparing effect, due to a reduced hospital length of stay.
The use of statins after hip surgery may not reduce pain levels or the need for opioids.