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2022 Sep 05

J Arthroplasty

Tapered Dose Postoperative Opioid Prescriptions Following Inpatient Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: Quality improvement Study and Retrospective Review.


Kukushliev VV, Sherman KA, Kurylo CM, Ortmann SD, Scheidt RA, Scheidt KB
J Arthroplasty. 2022 Sep 05.
PMID: 36075313.


Over-prescription of pain medications directly fuels the opioid epidemic. Veterans are profoundly impacted. Tapered dose protocols may reduce excessive prescribing.