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For knee replacement patients, physical therapy reduces risk of chronic opioid use

For knee replacement patients, physical therapy reduces risk of chronic opioid use

Even low levels of physical therapy were associated with lower risk of chronic opioid use after total knee replacement. The team's analysis of over 67,000 patient records revealed that the longer a patient waits to start physical therapy, the greater the eventual odds of chronic opioid use.

Source: Science Daily

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