Reduced Number of Remaining Opioid Tablets with Optional Prescription in Knee Arthroscopy Patients
Can We Eliminate Opioid Medications for Postoperative Pain Control? A Prospective, Surgeon-Blinded, Randomized Controlled Trial in Knee Arthroscopic Surgery.Am J Sports Med. 2020 Sep;48(11):2711-2717
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Ninety-five patients who underwent knee arthroscopy surgery with partial meniscal debridement randomized to receive post-surgery prescription of a prescription sent directly to the pharmacy for oxycodone (5 mg of 20 tablets), or given an optional physical copy of the prescription (oxycodone 5 mg of 20 tablets) with instructions to pick up only if necessary. All patients received a multimodal analg...
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