rheumatology
Osteoarthritis

Researchers predict opioid dependency following hip replacement

Patients undergoing hip replacement are at risk of harm from extended chronic opioid use, with younger patients and women at particular risk of being chronic opioid  users even after surgery, researchers have found. The retrospective cohort study published in the BMJ Open, found back pain, diabetes and preoperative use of hypnotics were strong risk factors ...

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