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What Postoperative Pain Relief Medications Can You Use Apart from Opioids?

We at OrthoCarolina are conducting the CORE study. The aim of this study is to find alternative postoperative pain regimens that reduce the use of opioids by patients. So, if you have been recommended shoulder arthroplasty surgery or an arthroscopic knee surgery, you may enroll into this randomized controlled trial.

To know more, you can discuss with Dr. Bryan Saltzman.

You can also read his research on the use of opioids in this article “Elective Shoulder Surgery in the Opioid Naïve: Rates of and Risk Factors for Long-term Postoperative Opioid Use.

Is Formal Physical Therapy Beneficial After Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Surgery?

Dr. Bryan Saltzman may enroll his patients, those who are interested, into a randomized controlled trial for which he is one of the principal investigators. The randomized controlled trial is conducted with the purpose to determine the benefits associated with formal physical therapy after a reverse shoulder arthroplasty surgery.

To know more about the Randomized Controlled Trial, click here.

You can also read about the Home Physical Therapy Guide created by Dr. Bryan Saltzman and his team to understand the importance of physical therapy after your shoulder surgery.

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