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Volume:5 Issue:6 Number:22 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #9708
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

COA2017: Written instructions to combat opioid abuse following foot and ankle surgery

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

Minimising opioid exposure in orthopaedic surgery; a prospective, randomized controlled trial

Contributing Authors: D Sanders AR Lawendy M MacLeod C Clarke

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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.


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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