Orthopedic Surgery Patients Become Long Term Opioid Users?

According to a study in the orthopaedic journal, JBJS, 5.3% of patients who underwent orthopedic surgery were still taking narcotics one year after surgery. These are patients who were not chronic opiate users before surgery. The highest rates were found after revision spine surgery.

Do You Need Surgery?

This is a good article from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons you should read.   AAOS Online Newsroom | Hands off! Surgery is often not required for these common conditions AAOS Online Newsroom official site for press releases, photos, video, audio, pr contact information, presskits and more. Source: newsroom.aaos.org/media-resources/Press-releases/hands-off-surgery-is-often-not-required-for-these-common-conditions.htm    

Your Diet and Preparing for Surgery

This article has some good information:   Your Diet and Preparing for Surgery – HSS.edu – HSS Presurgical diet guidelines are provided by the specialists at Hospital for Special Surgery. Source: ow.ly/VvkSJ