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2020 Nov 06

Foot Ankle Spec

Self-Reported Pain Tolerance and Opioid Pain Medication Use After Foot and Ankle Surgery.


Sokil LE, Rogero RG, McDonald EL, Corr D, Fuchs D, Winters BS, Pedowitz DI, Daniel JN, Raikin SM, Shakked RJ
Foot Ankle Spec. 2020 Nov 06:1938640020970371.
PMID: 33158380.


Orthopaedic surgeons must consider their postoperative pain management strategies to minimize harm from prescription opioid use. Patients often reference their pain threshold to predict how they will tolerate surgical pain and the need for postoperative analgesia, but the direct relationship between these factors has not yet been studied. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between patients' self-reported pain tolerance and prescription opioid usage after foot and ankle surgery.