In Reply We thank Jiao et al for their interest and insightful comments on our meta-analysis1 of drug-free interventions for pain management following total knee arthroplasty. In this study, we found evidence that acupuncture and electrotherapy following total knee arthroplasty were associated with reduced and delayed opioid use, an important finding given the current opioid epidemic in the United States.
Hernandez-Boussard T, Gori D, Tedesco D. Evidence of Drug-Free Interventions for Postoperative Pain Management After Total Knee Arthroplasty—Reply. JAMA Surg. 2018;153(4):392–393. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5575
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