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2019 Sep

Pain Physician



Beta-blocker Use is Associated with a Reduction in Opioid Use 30 Days After Total Knee Arthroplasty.


Starr J B, Backonja M, Rozet I
Pain Physician. 2019 Sep; 22(5):E395-E406.
PMID: 31561649.


Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) can lead to chronic pain and prolonged postoperative opioid use. There are few evidence-based interventions to prevent these outcomes. Recently, beta-blockers have emerged as possible novel analgesics.