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2022 Nov 28

Eur Spine J

Opioid versus non-opioid analgesia for spine surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.


Sriganesh K, Bharadwaj S, Shanthanna H, Rao G US, Kramer BW, Sathyaprabha TN
Eur Spine J. 2022 Nov 28.
PMID: 36437435.


Opioids are the primary analgesics used in patients undergoing spine surgery. Postoperative pain is common despite their liberal use and so are opioid-associated side effects. Non-opioid analgesics are gaining popularity as alternative to opioids in spine surgery.