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2020 Sep 09

J Shoulder Elbow Surg

Celecoxib Significantly Reduces Opioid Use After Shoulder Arthroplasty.


Burns KA, Robbins L, LeMarr AR, Childress AL, Morton DJ, Schroer WC, Wilson ML
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2020 Sep 09.
PMID: 32919045.


The opioid crisis has illuminated the risks of opioid use for pain management, with renewed interest in reducing opioid consumption after common orthopedic procedures. Anti-inflammatory medication is an important component of multimodal pain management for patients undergoing orthopedic surgery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of celecoxib on pain control and opioid use after shoulder surgery.