Proper Disposal of Excess Opioids After Orthopaedic Surgery
Excess Opioid Disposal Following Orthopaedic Surgery: A Randomized Clinical TrialFoot Ankle Spec . 2022 Dec;15(6):545-550.
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One hundred patients undergoing foot and ankle orthopedic surgery were randomized to either the drug deactivation pouch with instructions (n=50) or standard instructions for opioid disposal (n=50). Outcomes of interest were the number of opioids left over, the incidence of opioid disposal, and disposal location. No significant differences were reported between the two groups in regard to the numbe...