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2019 Nov

Foot Ankle Int



Postoperative Opioid Consumption in Opioid-Naïve Patients Undergoing Hallux Valgus Correction.


Rogero R, Fuchs D, Nicholson K, Shakked RJ, Winters BS, Pedowitz DI, Raikin SM, Daniel JN
Foot Ankle Int. 2019 Nov; 40(11):1267-1272.
PMID: 31319719.


Postoperative pain management following orthopedic surgeries can be challenging, and the opioid epidemic has made it essential to better individualize opioid prescriptions by patient and procedure. The purpose of this subgroup analysis of a prospective study was to investigate immediate postoperative opioid pill consumption and prolonged use in patients undergoing operative correction of hallux valgus (HV).