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2022 Feb 15

J Arthroplasty

A Multidisciplinary Transitional Pain Management Program Is Associated with Reduced Opioid Dependence after Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty.


Featherall J, Anderson JT, Anderson LA, Bayless K, Anderson Z, Brooke BS, Gililland JM, Buys MJ
J Arthroplasty. 2022 Feb 15.
PMID: 35181448.


Over-prescription of opioids after total joint arthroplasty (TJA) increases risks of opioid dependence, overdose, and death. The authors hypothesized that a multidisciplinary, perioperative pain management program (the Transitional Pain Service or TPS) for TJA would lead to fewer patients becoming opioid dependent.