Persistent Opioid Use Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Signal for Close Surveillance.

@article{Namba2018PersistentOU,
  title={Persistent Opioid Use Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Signal for Close Surveillance.},
  author={Robert S. Namba and Maria C. S. Inacio and Nicole L. Pratt and Stephen E. Graves and Elizabeth Roughead and Elizabeth W. Paxton},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2018},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={
          331-336
        }
}
BACKGROUND Prolonged opioid use following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has not been extensively studied. METHODS A cohort study of primary TKA for osteoarthritis using an integrated healthcare system and Total Joint Replacement Registry (January 2008-December 2011) was conducted. Opioid use during the first year after TKA was the exposure of interest and… CONTINUE READING