J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2021 04;29(7):e337-e344
From the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC (Gwam, Zuskov, Luo, and Plate), the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH (Emara), and the College of Natural Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (Ogbonnaya).
Introduction: Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic pathology that is treated across multiple specialties. Opioid prescribing practices for knee OA have not been described on a national level. The purpose of this study was to (1) investigate the trends in opioid prescriptions for knee OA, (2) characterize and identify predominant opioid based medications prescribed for knee OA, and (3) identify patient- and provider-related factors influencing opioid prescribing patterns in the treatment of knee OA in the outpatient setting. Read More