|Age:||18 years or older|
|Keywords:||opioid use, narcotic use, shoulder surgery, pain management|
During your pre-operative appointment, a member of our team will explain the proper use of post-operative narcotics. You will learn how to safely wean off of them. You will be able to ask any questions that you may have. You will be asked to sign a pain contract stating that you will use post-operative narcotics responsibly.
During your post-operative appointments, we will ask you how much of the narcotics you have used. We will also ask which other medications you are currently taking.
There will not be any difference in the amount or type of pain medications that we normally would prescribe to you as the standard of care. This information is being collected only to better educate us on how to manage pain in the future. We hope that the teaching session will allow you to have a better understanding of how narcotics work. We also hope to teach why it is important to wean narcotic use accordingly.
During your pre-operative and post-operative visits you will interact with your surgeon and their staff as you normally would. This research will be completed once you have returned to your baseline use of pain medications.
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