Regular Cannabis Users Have More Pain After Surgery

Saturday, 12 January 2019

“...And poorer quality sleep apparently. Insomnia, of course, might not be uncommon in many regular users who suddenly discontinue use of cannabis for any reasons including being hospitalized. Perhaps this might be an indication for more research on how ADDING cannabis to a post opscenario might is beneficial.”
- Dr. David Hepburn


The recreational and medical use of cannabinoids has been increasing. While most studies and reviews have focused on the role of cannabinoids in the management of acute pain, no study has examined the postoperative outcomes of surgical candidates who are on cannabinoids proper relatively. This retrospective cohort study examined the impact of preoperative cannabinoid use on postoperative pain scores and pain-related outcomes in patients undergoing major orthopedic surgery.

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