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Pre-Surgery Counseling, Non-Opioid Pain Relievers Shown to Reduce Post-Surgery Opioid Use

Source: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Two new studies presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) demonstrated that pre-operative counseling resulted in a significant decrease in opioid use after hand surgery and patients who used non-opioid pain relievers following surgery experienced a similar pain experience and benefit with less adverse events than those that received opioids.
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