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Opioid-dependent patients have rockier course after joint replacement

Susan London   |   Clinical Summary   |   27 December 2022
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Poorer postoperative outcomes suggest this patient population may benefit from targeted interventions.

Takeaway

  • Patients who were opioid-dependent before total hip or knee replacement had more postoperative complications and higher hospital costs, and were more often discharged to a rehabilitation facility.

Why this matters

  • This patient population may benefit from targeted...

          

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