Project Information

“Implementation and outcomes of a comprehensive combined opioid protocol in elective total joint arthroplasty”

Project Description: Beginning in January of 2016, a comprehensive combined protocol will be developed in an effort to minimize opioid narcotic usage among patients undergoing primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty procedures. In addition to a multi-modal medication regimen and peripheral nerve blocks, patients will be interviewed and stratified into one of four pathways (Chronic Use, Standard, and Narcotic Naïve, Opioid-Free) based on pre-operative opioid use and patient risk factors for non-therapeutic opioid use. Each category is associated with a specific formulation and quantity of narcotics prescribed. In addition, patients who have a history of chronic continuous opioid narcotic use will be required to develop a post-operative prescription plan with their prescribing pain management physician.

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