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Vol:230 Issue:2 Number:3 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #14561
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

AAOS 2022: Opioid-Free Pain Management in Total Hip Arthroplasty

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OrthoEvidence. AAOS 2022: Opioid-Free Pain Management in Total Hip Arthroplasty. ACE Report. 2022;230(2):3. Available from:

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

Opioid-Free Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial

Contributing Authors:
BM Curtin J Buck G Scarola N Hamid

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


97 patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty were randomized to receive an opioid-free pain management protocol (n=47) or a standard, opioid-based pain management protocol (n=50). The primary outcome of interest was Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) pain scores at 24 hours or discharge. Secondary outcomes of interest included satisfaction with pain control, complications, and the Hip disability and Oste...

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