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2020 Jul-Aug

Pediatr Qual Saf



Methadone-based Multimodal Analgesia Provides the Best-in-class Acute Surgical Pain Control and Functional Outcomes With Lower Opioid Use Following Major Posterior Fusion Surgery in Adolescents With Idiopathic Scoliosis.


Ye J, Myung K, Packiasabapathy S, Yu JS, Jacobson JE, Whittaker SC, Castelluccio P, Drayton Jackson M, Sadhasivam S
Pediatr Qual Saf. 2020 Jul-Aug; 5(4):e336.
PMID: 32766507.


Posterior spinal fusion for idiopathic scoliosis is extremely painful, with no superior single analgesic modality. We introduced a methadone-based multimodal analgesia protocol, aiming to decrease the length of hospital stay (LOS), improve pain control, and decrease the need for additional opioids.