American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting

September 21, 2017
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VIDEO: Formal counseling linked with reduced opioid consumption after hand surgery

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SAN FRANCISCO — At the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Asif Ilyas, MD, discussed ways in which physicians can manage the opioid crisis specifically for patients who underwent carpal tunnel release. He said formal preoperative counseling was associated with decreased opioid consumption in patients after surgery.