Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy for Post-Operative Pain Following Orthopedic Surgery

The primary objective of this study is to prospectively determine, at 10 days after orthopedic shoulder or knee surgery, if pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy is beneficial in reducing patient-reported post-operative pain, as measured by visual analog scale (VAS). The amount of pain medication taken daily and the physical function outcome scores after surgery and PEMF treatment will also be measured. e

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Anxiety Among Patient Factors Linked to More Opioid Use After Surgery

New research from Michigan Medicine could help clinicians identify which patients are more likely to continue to use opioids after surgery recovery.

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Multimodal Analgesia With NSAID vs. Narcotics Alone After Shoulder Instability Surgery

This will be a single-center, prospective observational study. The study will compare post- operative pain scores and narcotic consumption between two groups of patients - one cohort will receive ibuprofen (Motrin) and P...
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Predicting Whether Surgery Patients Will Continue to Refill ‘Scripts

 AAPM Resident Fellow Education SIG Co-Chair, Mark Bicket, MD , discusses his research findings published in The American Journal of Surgery , including recommendations to reduce the chance that patients will contin...
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Opiates Prescribing for Knee Arthroscopies and ACL Reconstruction (NCT03876743)

The purpose of the study is to determine if opiates are required to achieve adequate analgesia after knee arthroscopy and ACL reconstruction in outpatient surgery.  The investigators hypothesize that patients are fr...
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