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Preoperative opioid use correlated with increased revision, readmission rates after TKA, THA

A correlation was seen between preoperative opioid use and significantly increased risks of early revision and 30-day readmission after patients underwent total knee arthroplasty or total hip arthroplasty, according to recently published results in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
Researchers reviewed data from two Truven Health MarketScan databases to identify patients who underwent TKA or THA. There were 324,154 patients identified with a 1-year follow-up and 159,822 patients identified with a 3-year follow-up. The National Drug Codes were used to identify preoperative opioid
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