Post-surgery pain medication can ease recovery — but it can also lead to long-term problems. A new, free tool based on actual patient use can help.
Post Operative and Recovery
One in 20 young adults continues to receive opioid prescription refills long after surgery, a study presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference finds.
A new preclinical study found that a brief period of extended wakefulness before surgery enhances pain and prolongs recovery time after surgery.
For some surgery patients, a prescription to ease postoperation pain leads to continued opioid use months afterward.
Athletes prepare for competition well in advance. Surgical patients, a Michigan Medicine team asserts, ought to do the same.
A new study finds hospitals vary widely on where they send patients for post-surgical care — and that accounts for huge variation in cost.