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Opioid Use for Knee Arthritis a Costly Mistake

HealthDay. (2021, March 5). Opioid Use for Knee Arthritis a Costly Mistake. Newsmax Health. https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/opioids-knee-arthritis-painkiller-cost/2021/03/05/id/1012649/?ns_mail_uid=daa0fd2b-5753-4395-93a8-4163a9bc1572&ns_mail_job=DM203936_03312021&s=acs&dkt_nbr=010502vfsrzu

Opioids and arthritic knees are a costly mix, new research claims. Using opioid painkillers to treat knee osteoarthritis goes against medical guidelines and carries a high cost to society, Elena Losina's team found. Here are the details of the study.

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