Narcotic consumption reduced after rotator cuff repair with preoperative opioid education
Neer Award 2018: the effect of preoperative education on opioid consumption in patients undergoing arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: a prospective, randomized clinical trialJ Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018 Jun;27(6):962-967
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140 patients scheduled for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair were randomized to preoperative opioid education or no additional preoperative opioid education. Patients were assessed over the first 3 months after surgery for the number of narcotic pills consumed and for pain scores on a visual analog scale. Results demonstrated significantly reduced cumulative narcotic pills consumed after 6 weeks an...
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