In August, I had the unique opportunity to chat with Dr. Jennifer Filip Waljee, Associate Professor in the Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Michigan School of Medicine, about the in-house Pain Control Optimization Pathway she uses to manage her patient’s acute postsurgical pain.
All too often, people successfully complete a recovery program only to feel overwhelmed, alone and frustrated when they leave the community they learned to thrive in. Sober living homes can be an important step into long-term recovery, and Aurora Sober Living is creating that pathway in Colorado.
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.