Study highlights factors linked with persistent opioid use after treatment of hallux valgus

BOSTON — Researchers found patient factors correlated with new, persistent opioid use in patients who underwent surgical treatment for hallux valgus.
Fred Finney
Fred Finney , MD, presented the findings at the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting. Finney and colleagues used an insurance claims dataset to identify 38,312 opioid-naïve patients who underwent surgical treatment of the hallux valgus with a distal or proximal first metatarsal osteotomy. New, persistent opioid use was calculated. Patient factors such as surgery type, health insurance type, age,
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