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2022 Jun

Int J Spine Surg



Opioid Prescription Monitoring in Preoperative and Postoperative Sacroiliac Joint Fusion Patients.


Wessell NM, Wolverton E, Ross P, Akiyama M, Lindley E, Patel V
Int J Spine Surg. 2022 Jun; 16(3):498-504.
PMID: 35772975.


An estimated 15%-25% of patients with chronic low back pain may in fact suffer from sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction. SI joint fusion has become a common treatment option for the management of SI joint dysfunction. However, little is known about opioid use prior to and after surgical treatment in this patient population.