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Human Studies

2021 Mar 01

J Pediatr Orthop



Refilling Opioid Prescriptions After Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery: An Analysis of Incidence and Risk Factors.


Meza BC, Swarup I, Woodard T, Cazzulino A, Talwar D, Shah AS
J Pediatr Orthop. 2021 Mar 01; 41(3):e291-e295.
PMID: 33534368.


Understanding which pediatric patients seek opioid refills is crucial as prescription opioid use in childhood is associated with an increased risk of future opioid misuse. Orthopaedic surgeons are optimally positioned to lead the charge in addressing the opioid epidemic. The aim of this study was to describe the incidence of and risk factors associated with requiring opioid refills after pediatric orthopaedic surgery in children.