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Opioid use before THA linked to longer stay and higher rate of all-cause ED visits

According to published results, opioid use before elective total hip arthroplasty (THA) resulted in poor intraoperative and postoperative outcomes, such as increased time in surgery, longer length of stay and a higher rate of all-cause ED (emergency) visits. 

Researchers from the department of orthopedic surgery at NYU Langone Health retrospectively analyzed the results of 793 patients who underwent elective primary THA from November 2018 to March 2020. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) included the forgotten joint score-12, hip disability and osteoarthritis outcome score for joint replacement and the Veterans RAND 12 physical and mental component scores, according to the study.

Source: Orthopedics Today

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