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Strategies to Keep your Patients from Forming a Deadly Addiction to Opioids after Surgery

Did you know the chances of opioid dependence can begin within just three days of initial opioid use? Even a one-day opioid prescription poses a 6 percent risk of long-term…
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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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It’s a matter of days

EVERY DAY YOUR PATIENT TAKES OPIOIDS their risk of forming a deadly addiction increases Dependency can begin within 3 days of opioid use1 You have the power to defuse the…
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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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Reducing Postoperative Opioid Overuse

Reducing Postoperative Opioid Overuse Standard postoperative pain management involves extensive use of opioid analgesics, the overprescribing of which is an epidemic in the US.1 The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has…
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