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Proper Disposal of Excess Opioids After Orthopaedic Surgery

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January 2023

Proper Disposal of Excess Opioids After Orthopaedic Surgery

Vol: 303| Issue: 1| Number:18| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Excess Opioid Disposal Following Orthopaedic Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Foot Ankle Spec . 2022 Dec;15(6):545-550.

Contributing Authors:
C Keyser A Bhashyam A Abdurrob JT Smith E Bluman C Chiodo

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Synopsis

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...

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