Evidence mounts that daily opioid users may fare worse after spine surgery, study finds

Evidence mounts that daily opioid users may fare worse after spine surgery, study finds
Evidence mounts that daily opioid users may fare worse after spine surgery, study finds
In a multicenter database study of adults who had undergone surgery for spinal deformities, researchers say that those who had used narcotics daily on average had worse outcomes, such as longer intensive care unit stays and more severe postop disability, compared with those who did not use opioids preoperatively.

In a multicenter database study of adults who had undergone surgery for spinal deformities, researchers say that those who had used narcotics daily on average had worse outcomes, such as longer intensive care unit stays and more severe postop disability, compared with those who did not use opioids preoperatively.

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Source: Medical Xpress

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