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2020 Jan

Spine J



Chronic Opioid Use Following Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Surgery for Degenerative Cervical Pathology.


Harris AB, Marrache M, Jami M, Raad M, Puvanesarajah V, Hassanzadeh H, Lee SH, Skolasky R, Bicket M, Jain A
Spine J. 2020 Jan; 20(1):78-86.
PMID: 31536805.


Although prescribing opioid medication on a limited basis for postoperative pain control is common practice, few studies have focused on chronic opioid use following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF).