Current tobacco use linked with increased pain, narcotic use after total shoulder arthroplasty

Current tobacco use linked with increased pain, narcotic use after total shoulder arthroplasty

Results published in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery showed increased pain and narcotic use among tobacco users following total shoulder arthroplasty.

Colleagues categorized 163 patients who underwent primary anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty for glenohumeral arthritis in groups as current tobacco users (n=28), nonusers (n=88) or former users (n=47).

Source: Healio

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