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Risk Factors for Postoperative Opioid Use in Arthroscopic Shoulder Labrum Surgery

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation between pre- and postoperative opioid use in patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder labral repair, as well as patient risk factors associated with increased postoperative opioid use following the procedure.
METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder labral surgery at a single institution between August 2013 and November 2017 was performed. Patients were stratified as opioid nonusers, acute users, or chronic users based on preoperative consumption. Patient demographics, injury characteristics, surgical interventions, and postoperative opioid use for the first 12 months after surgery were then analyzed.

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