Original research by or supported by the
Rothman Opioid Foundation
The authors, Ilyas & Matzon et al, performed a prospective randomized double-blinded trial and found that opioids are not routinely needed after common Hand Surgeries. Rather, Tylenol and Motrin were equally effective in treating associated post-operative pain.
Orthopedics. 2019 Mar 1;42(2):110-115
The authors, Fleischman et al, demonstrated that the use of a opioid-sparing "multi-modal"post-operative pain management strategy after Total Hip Replacement surgery decreased patients pain experience, opioid need, refill requests; all while also increasing patient satisfaction.
J Am Coll Surg. 2019 Oct;229(4):335-345.e5.
The authors, Hannon et al, performed a systematic review of pain management after total hip and knee replacement surgery and found that the opioids post-operatively should be used cautiously due to its moderate effectiveness but high complication rate.
J Arthroplasty. 2020 Oct;35(10):2759-2771.e13.
The authors, Miller & Ilyas et al, examined the effectiveness of local use versus regional use of local anesthetics during hand surgery and found that both decreased post-operative pain and opioid use, but one was not necessarily superior to another.
Orthopedics. 2018 May 1;41(3):e410-e415.