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Optimal Multimodal Analgesia Treatment Recommendations for Total Joint Arthroplasty

A Critical Analysis Review

Sah, Alexander P., MD1,a; Liang, Kevin, PhD2; Sclafani, Joseph A., MD2

doi: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.17.00137
Review Article-Critical Analysis

  • * The opioid epidemic is an expanding crisis, and inadequate postoperative pain management can contribute to the growing problem.
  • * Multimodal pain management is effective in optimizing pain relief while minimizing complications and side effects.
  • * Improved pain management in the setting of hip and knee arthroplasty has generally led to improved outcomes and higher patient satisfaction.
  • * Pain management protocols are in constant evolution, and results may vary between providers. Well-performed studies are required to determine the most effective treatments.

1Sah Orthopaedic Associates, Institute for Joint Restoration, Fremont, California

2Milestone Research Organization, San Diego, California

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