AAOS2019: Evaluating a text-based info protocol on opioid use following adolescent trauma surgery
Are We Overprescribing Opioids for Adolescents with Lower Extremity Fractures? Preliminary Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial at a Level I Pediatric Trauma Facility
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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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