LAS VEGAS — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Jessica Hooper, MD, chief resident at NYU Langone Health’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery, spoke about results of a study that compared opioid use in the 90-day postoperative period after hospitalization of orthopedic trauma patients. 
In the retrospective review, researchers studied patients who had orthopedic trauma surgery, elective spine surgery and total hip and knee arthroplasty. Using reported pain scores, Hooper and her colleagues compared the number of opioids the patients were given during

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