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Papers: 23 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019

Human Studies

2019 Jul

J Arthroplasty



Large Opioid Prescriptions Are Unnecessary After Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial.


Hannon CP, Calkins TE, Li J, Culvern C, Darrith B, Nam D, Gerlinger TL, Buvanendran A, Della Valle CJ
J Arthroplasty. 2019 Jul; 34(7S):S4-S10.
PMID: 30799266.


The purpose of this randomized controlled trial is to determine whether the quantity of opioid pills prescribed at discharge is associated with the number of opioid pills consumed or unused by patients after primary hip and knee arthroplasty within 30 days after discharge.