Researchers assessed the relationship between preoperative opioid use education and consumption by surgical patients. Their findings were published in JAMA. Read the summary.
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Our system-based approach to achieving better recovery results for both patients and healthcare professionals is based on clinical research from leading medical professionals—as it should be. Read the research and see the data for yourself.
A comprehensive review of multiple studies evaluated the effects of post-op nonopioid adjunct analgesia on postoperative opioid consumption and pain control in patients undergoing knee arthroscopy. Read the summary.
A recent study examined the impact of prescription instructions on the consumption of opioids by patients following knee surgery. Read the results in the summary.
Rothman Institute studied the impact of preoperative opioid use education on opioid consumption at a 2 year follow up interval with surgery patients. The study received a 2018 Neer Award. Read the summary.
A recent study (2021) assessed the efficacy of nonopioid pain protocols versus opioid control in mitigating postoperative pain following knee surgery. Read the surprising results in the summary.
A surgical center partnered with a nonprofit agency to study the behavior of patients in disposing of excess opioids prescribed to them following outpatient surgery. Read the summary.
A recent study looked at the content and quality of online patient education material related to postoperative opioid use in pain management. Read the results in the summary.
A study originally published in The Journal of Knee Surgery looks at the efficacy of cryotherapy combined with compression in ACL repair cases, versus standard cryotherapy alone. Read the summary.
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