Opioid Use Common Before Surgery, Raises Risks of Adverse Events

Feb 01, 2019

"Nearly one-third of pre‐surgical osteoarthritis patients used prescription opioid medication. Given the questionable efficacy of opioids in OA and risk of adverse effects, higher opioid use among younger individuals and those with depressive symptoms is of concern and warrants further investigation," researchers write in the January 10 issue of Arthritis Care and Research.

"Nearly one-third of pre‐surgical osteoarthritis patients used prescription opioid medication. Given the questionable efficacy of opioids in OA and risk of adverse effects, higher opioid use among younger individuals and those with depressive symptoms is of concern and warrants further investigation," researchers write in the January 10 issue of Arthritis Care and Research.

References:

J. Denise Power Anthony V. Perruccio Rajiv Gandhi Christian Veillette J. Roderick Davey Stephen J. Lewis Khalid Syed Nizar N. Mahomed Y. Raja Rampersaud. "Factors Associated With Opioid Use in Pre‐surgical Knee, Hip and Spine Osteoarthritis Patients," Arthritis Care and Research. Jan. 10, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1002/acr.23831