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2021 Nov 29

J Trauma Acute Care Surg

Multimodal Analgesia Reduces Opioid Requirements in Trauma Patients with Rib Fractures.


Burton SW, Riojas C, Gesin G, Smith CB, Bandy V, Sing R, Roomian T, Wally MK, Lauer CW, Beuhler M, Bosse MJ, Gibbs M, Griggs C, Hsu JR, Jarrett S, Leas D, Odum S, Runyon M, Saha A, Seymour RB, et al.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2021 Nov 29.
PMID: 34882599.


Rib fractures are common in trauma patients and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Adequate analgesia is essential to avoid the complications associated with rib fractures. Opioids are frequently used for analgesia in these patients. This study compared the effect of a multimodal pain regimen (MMPR) on inpatient opioid use and outpatient opioid prescribing practices in adult trauma patients with rib fractures.