The New Canaan Parent Support Group, founded by Paul Reinhardt, asked Dr. Paul Sethi, President of ONSF, to speak at the group’s Pathway session on December 11th.
Dr. Sethi addressed approximately 20 parents at the YWCA in New Canaan. His presentation, entitled Opioid Management Following Surgery, outlined how patients recover from surgery with minimal or no use of opioids and how non-opioid, multi-modal approaches can work for post-surgical pain management.
Early data on the ONSF research study Unraveling the Opioid Epidemic in Post-Surgical Patients shows a reduction of opiate use by 50%. ONSF is working on first ever evidence-based algorithms that will offer physicians guidance in what type and how many pills should be written after orthopedic procedures