JAAOS Plus Webinar: Oral Opioids Are Overprescribed in the Opiate-Naive Patient Undergoing Total Joint Arthroplasty
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
This webinar is an AAOS Member Benefit!
AAOS Members attend for free.
Webinar Director: Peter S. Rose, MD
The opioid epidemic in the United States continues to escalate and contribute to potentially preventable deaths. Because many opioid addictions begin with prescription medication, focus on limiting exposure and decreasing availability are essential. This study identifies the average number of opioid pills consumed following primary total knee and hip arthroplasty (TKA and THA) at our institution in opiate-naive patients to provide an estimate of medication required. We hypothesized that the average number of pills consumed for both TKA and THA was significantly less than the amount prescribed at discharge.
To create an opportunity for JAAOS readers to meet the authors of “Oral Opioids Are Overprescribed in the Opiate-Naive Patient Undergoing Total Joint Arthroplasty,” published in the August 1, 2019 issue of the Journal.
Faculty: Steven N. Copp, MD and Philip S. Huang, DO
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.