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2021 Mar

J Spine Surg



The role of ketamine in opioid-free spinal deformity surgery: is it possible and beneficial?


Park PJ, Makhni MC, Cerpa M, Beauchamp EC, Lee NJ, Lehman RA, Lenke LG
J Spine Surg. 2021 Mar; 7(1):55-61.
PMID: 33834128.


As the opioid epidemic in the United States has continued to gain momentum in recent years, the current study aims to explore the efficacy of ketamine in a traditionally challenging setting regarding pain control, and contribute toward developing an opioid-free intraoperative pain protocol in spinal deformity surgery.