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Vol:230 Issue:1 Number:2 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #14539
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

AAOS 2022: Opioid-Sparing Pain Management Protocol After Shoulder Arthroplasty

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OrthoEvidence. AAOS 2022: Opioid-Sparing Pain Management Protocol After Shoulder Arthroplasty. ACE Report. 2022;230(1):2. Available from:

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

Opioid-Sparing Pain Management Protocol following Shoulder Arthroplasty Results in Less Opioid Consumption and Higher Satisfaction: A Prospective, Randomized Control Trial

Contributing Authors:
TJ Brolin CA Jones JA Murphy RR Eason M Joyce D Bernholt FM Azar TW Throckmorton

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A total of 78 patients were included in this randomized trial comparing an opioid-sparing and opioid-based pain protocol for pain management after total shoulder arthroplasty. Outcomes of interest included pain scores, opioid consumption, patient satisfaction, range of motion, patient-reported functional outcomes, complications, readmission and reoperation. Results revealed significantly lower opi...

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