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Volume:8 Issue:3 Number:22 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #11349
Ace Report Cover Pediatric Orthopaedics

AAOS2019: Evaluating a text-based info protocol on opioid use following adolescent trauma surgery

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OrthoEvidence. AAOS2019: Evaluating a text-based info protocol on opioid use following adolescent trauma surgery. ACE Report. 2019;8(3):22. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/11349

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Are We Overprescribing Opioids for Adolescents with Lower Extremity Fractures? Preliminary Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial at a Level I Pediatric Trauma Facility

Contributing Authors: A Shah KD Baldwin A Trionfo M Buczek

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34 adolescent patients with a lower extremity fracture which required fixation were randomized postoperatively to either a text-based information protocol on opioid use, misuse, and disposal, or to no intervention. Patients were assessed for narcotic use, pain scores, and disposal of unused opioid tablets. The results demonstrated no significant difference between groups in either daily narcotic u...

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