Opioid consumption and time to return to work after percutaneous osteotomy in foot surgery

Jimmy J. Chan, Javier Z. Guzman, Andrea Nordio, Jesse C. Chan, Carl M. Cirino, Ettore Vulcano

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Abstract

Surgeries involving the foot and ankle are painful procedures, with many patients unwilling to discontinue prescribed narcotics at 3 months postoperatively. Percutaneous techniques allow for smaller incisions and minimal soft tissue disruption. Fifty consecutive patients underwent outpatient percutaneous foot surgery. Data were collected on pain medication taken and time to return to work. A mean of 3.3 tablets of oxycodone were consumed during the first 2 weeks. No patient was taking narcotics after 2 weeks. Mean time to return to work was 18.9 days. Percutaneous foot and ankle surgery led to a significant reduction in narcotic consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E334-E337
JournalOrthopedics
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2020

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