COA2017: Written instructions to combat opioid abuse following foot and ankle surgery
Minimising opioid exposure in orthopaedic surgery; a prospective, randomized controlled trial
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40 patients scheduled for elective foot and ankle surgery were randomized to either receive or not receive postoperative written instructions regarding pain expectations, pain management, and disposal of prescribed but unused opioid medication. Patients were assessed for postoperative for satisfaction, the rate of prescription renewal, and disposal method of unused medication. Results demonstrated...
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