Children and Teens Getting Spinal Surgery Don’t Need so Many Opioids, Study Suggests

August 3, 2022

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Spine
Presented by Health Lab

A new study from Michigan Medicine found that children and teens with scoliosis undergoing spinal fusion can be prescribed fewer opioids while still receiving adequate pain control after surgery. G. Ying Li, M.D., senior author of the study and orthopedic surgeon at the U-M Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, shares insights from the study, including discussing how pain management techniques work.

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