American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting
September 26, 2019
4 min watch
Save

VIDEO: Patients prescribed more opioids than needed after outpatient foot and ankle surgery

You've successfully added to your alerts. You will receive an email when new content is published.

Click Here to Manage Email Alerts

We were unable to process your request. Please try again later. If you continue to have this issue please contact customerservice@slackinc.com.

CHICAGO — At the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Steven M. Raikin, MD, discussed a study that looked at opioid consumption after outpatient foot and ankle surgery. He said patients were being prescribed more opioids than they needed. On average patients took about half of the narcotics they were prescribed at the time of surgery.