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Besides Addiction, Opioids Have Lots of Negative Side Effects

Besides Addiction, Opioids Have Lots of Negative Side Effects According to the Mayo Clinic, an estimated 5 to 8 million Americans use opioids for chronic pain. That’s a lot of…
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The Value of Shared Decision-Making in the Management of Chronic Pain

The Value of Shared Decision-Making in the Management of Chronic Pain The management of chronic pain often relies heavily on physician-directed treatment decisions, rather than shared decision-making and patient participation.…
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How Setting Appropriate Expectations May Play a Role in Patient Outcomes

Patient expectations can be a difficult concept to quantify -- but setting appropriate expectations plays an important role in patient outcomes, especially overall patient satisfaction with their surgical experience. However,…
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Why Such a Big Gap in Osteoarthritis Knee Treatment?

Managing OA knee pain can be a challenge with today's limited treatment algorithm, as injections and medications only provide short-term relief. The Guide to New OA Knee Pain Management Solutions explores a…
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Why Non Opioid Pain Medicine is More Important than Ever

Opioids have traditionally played an important role in pain management for patients after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, in light of the growing opioid epidemic, researchers are taking a harder…
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