Chronic Opioid Use Prior to ACDF Surgery Is Associated with Inferior Postoperative Outcomes: A Propensity-Matched Study of 17,443 Chronic Opioid Users.
Journal Paper/Review - Jul 7, 2022
Rodrigues Adrian J, Varshneya Kunal, Schonfeld Ethan, Malhotra Shreya, Stienen Martin N, Veeravagu Anand
Candidates for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) have a higher rate of opioid use than does the public, but studies on preoperative opioid use have not been conducted. We aimed to understand how preoperative opioid use affects post-ACDF outcomes.