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Human Studies

2021 Aug

Arthroplast Today


Does Preoperative Opioid Consumption Increase the Risk of Chronic Postoperative Opioid Use After Total Joint Arthroplasty?


Kunkel ST, Gregory JJ, Sabatino MJ, Borsinger TM, Fillingham YA, Jevsevar DS, Moschetti WE
Arthroplast Today. 2021 Aug; 10:46-50.
PMID: 34307810.


Risk-factor identification related to chronic opioid use after surgery may facilitate interventions mitigating postoperative opioid consumption. We evaluated the relationship between opioid use preceding total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA), and chronic use postoperatively, and the risk of chronic opioid use after total joint arthroplasty.