A reduction in postoperative opioid prescription size was observed following release of evidence-based opioid prescribing guidelines in Michigan.
Local infiltration analgesia with 0.2% ropivacaine may not improve recovery 1 day after anterior total hip arthroplasty surgery in adult patients with osteoarthritis.
Intranasal sufentanil is comparable to intravenous morphine for acute severe trauma pain treated in the emergency department.
Pain was found to improve with pain catastrophizing in patients with osteoarthritis after unilateral total knee replacement surgery.
Administration of epidural morphine during single-injection femoral nerve block may improve pain and quality of life in patients who have undergone total knee arthroplasty.
Prescribing fewer opioid pills after surgery and providing opioid use education before surgery may reduce postoperative opioid consumption.
For patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, prescribing fewer tablets is associated with lower postoperative opioid consumption.
Overall, 11.9 percent of patients diagnosed with an ankle sprain fill an opioid prescription within seven days of diagnosis.
The slope of emergency department visit rates over time did increase significantly in 2014 to 2016 compared with previous trends but these effects were independent of insurance coverage.
The vast majority of orthopedic surgeons recommend prescribing a nine-day supply of around-the-clock oxycodone doses following commonly performed orthopedic surgeries.