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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2022 Annual Meeting

March 22 - 26, 2022; Chicago, Illinois

March 22 - 26, 2022 Chicago, Illinois
  • AAOS 2022 Medical Cannabis May Cut Opioid Use for Back Pain, OA Preliminary data suggest more than one third of people with back pain no longer used opioids after filling cannabis prescriptions. Opioid prescriptions decreased as well for those with osteoarthritis.
  • AAOS 2022 Shoulder Arthritis Surgery: Depression Complicates Care Screening and follow-up for depression may help improve outcomes and reduce costs when patients have reverse shoulder arthroplasty for osteoarthritis, a study suggests.
  • AAOS 2022 TKA Outcomes for Age 80+ Similar to Younger Patients In a study of more than 1.7 million cases, length of hospital stay and readmission rates were only slightly higher for octogenarians than for those ages 65-79, and medical complications were similar.

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