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2020 Jan 29

Aesthet Surg J



Ketorolac for Patients Undergoing Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction: Impact on Hospital Length of Stay and Postoperative Narcotic Use.


Nguyen BN, Barta RJ, Stewart CE, Wheelwright M, Heinrich CA
Aesthet Surg J. 2020 Jan 29; 40(2):174-179.
PMID: 31250006.


Opioid drugs have been a mainstay medication for the management of postoperative pain for several decades, however in recent years there has been a push towards investigating alternative treatment options. While ketorolac has been widely used by other medical and surgical specialties for analgesia, its use in plastic surgery has been widely debated.