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2022 Apr 23

Ann Plast Surg

Cannabinoids and Pain for the Plastic Surgeon: What Is the Evidence?


Stephens KL, Heineman JT, Forster GL, Timko MP, Degeorge BR
Ann Plast Surg. 2022 Apr 23.
PMID: 35502947.


Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, practitioners have encountered more patients self-treating pain with over-the-counter topical cannabidiol (CBD) derived from hemp-Cannabis sativa with less than 0.3% delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-with reported improvements in pain control and activities of daily living. Cannabidiol has been touted for its capacity to improve inflammatory, arthritic, and neuropathic pain conditions, and increasing numbers of patients are exploring its use as potential replacement for opioids. However, limited rigorous clinical trials have been performed evaluating the safety and efficacy of cannabinoids for the treatment of pain.