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Higher Opioid Doses Predict Poorer Functional Outcome in Patients with Chronic Disabling Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders

By Cindy L. Kidner, Tom G. Mayer and Robert J. Gatchel

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Background: Opioids are frequently used for the postoperative treatment of chronic disabling occupational musculoskeletal disorders. In many such cases, long-term opioid use persists because of patient requests for ongoing pain relief. Little is known about the relationship between chronic opioid use and functional recovery in these patients

Topics: Scientific Articles
Publisher: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2665041
Provided by: PubMed Central
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