Can a solid focus on pre- and postoperative physical therapy lessen the odds of long-term opioid use after total joint replacement surgery?

A group from the Boston University School of Medicine and Optum Labs in Minnesota thought that may be the case. Their work, “Association of Physical Therapy Interventions With Long-term Opioid Use After Total Knee Replacement,” appears in the October 27, 2021, edition of JAMA Network Open.

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