- The rate of new persistent opioid use among patients who underwent one of four open treatments for an ankle fracture was 8.8%, compared with 6.8% among patients who underwent closed treatment.
- New persistent opioid use was not directly linked to injury severity.
- Limiting the peritreatment opioid dose was the largest modifiable risk factor related to new persistent opioid use.
Gossett TD, Finney FT, Hu HM, et al. New Persistent Opioid Use and Associated Risk Factors Following Treatment of Ankle Fractures. Foot Ankle Int. 2019;40(9):1043-1051. doi:10.1177/1071100719851117