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Comment & Response
April 2018

Evidence of Drug-Free Interventions for Postoperative Pain Management After Total Knee Arthroplasty—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California
  • 2Department of Biomedical Data Science, Stanford University, Stanford, California
  • 3Department of Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, California
  • 4Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
JAMA Surg. 2018;153(4):392-393. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5575

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.

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