Study with Implications for Opioid Crisis Finds Opioids Raise Risk of Fracture Nonunion

Source: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Dr. Robert Zura, Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, was part of a research team reporting that not only may opioid use increase the risk of bone fractures, but opioids may also impair healing. The authors also question their effectiveness in controlling pain. Dr. Zura is a coauthor of the “Article in Press” available online in the journal, Injury.
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