Subcutaneous peri-incisional injections of onabotulinum toxinA may represent an effective approach for alleviating chronic head pain associated with lateral skull base surgery and temporoparietal fascial flap harvest.
A set of factors was found to be associated with greater opioid consumption after major surgery.
Preoperative cannabinoid use in patients undergoing major orthopedic surgery may be associated with greater postoperative pain intensity.
The enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program, a quality improvement initiative that made changes to preoperative and postoperative processes, leads to reductions in opioid use without increased pain and with faster recovery.
Prescription size is associated with increased new persistent opioid use among patients after cardiothoracic surgery.
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.
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.