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Joint injections speed knee replacement recovery: study

Oct. 15, 2015—Another non-opioid option besides nerve blocks works better for patients recovering from knee replacement surgery, according to a study by Andrew Shinar, M.D., associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation.

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Study shows decline in opioid use among preoperative patients

Oct. 1, 2015—Declining use of prescription painkillers among preoperative patients seeking joint replacements indicates efforts by the state of Tennessee to tighten the spigot on opioids are beginning to have an impact, according to a study by Vanderbilt’s Andrew Shinar, M.D.

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