In early September, I fortuitously encountered a write up of a novel multimodal knee replacement protocol that significantly reduced opioid use post-surgery. I reached out to Dr. Andrew Wickline, one of the protocol’s authors, and he kindly agreed to chat with me about his groundbreaking non-opioid work.
Marietta Hagan wears many hats within her Missouri community. Whether she is educating parents on signs of drug misuse, working with schools on prevention efforts or encouraging efficient naloxone distribution, Marietta is a trusted resource.
Last month, I had the unique opportunity to chat with Dr. Kelechi R. Okoroha, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Wayne State University and Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon at Henry Ford Health System about his recent study detailing a non-opioid multimodal protocol consisting of pre-operative analgesics, intraoperative local infiltration analgesia, and postoperative pain regimen published in Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery.
Voices is proud to have a long-standing partnership with Overdose Lifeline, an organization that has galvanized efforts to help their community during these difficult times.
I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with Dr. Atif Iqbal, Chief of the Colorectal Surgery Program at Baylor College of Medicine, as we discussed his utilization of a comprehensive enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol, which facilitates opioid-free recovery.
The ups and downs of high school are part of the universal American experience – but for those struggling with addiction, this time in adolescence can be riddled with anxiety, depression, and hardships.