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Dr. Chad Brummett Discusses Opioid Use for Ankle Sprains in WBUR Interview

In an interview with WBUR, Dr. Chad Brummett addressed findings that opioid therapy is being used in treatment of ankle sprains despite not being included in recommendations. This comes from recent U-M publication “Rate of Opioid Prescriptions for Patients With Acute Ankle Sprain”. He discussed the issue in the broader context of the opioid epidemic, noting the impact of over-prescription and public perception.

The radio interview took place on July 22nd during Here & Now with Robin Young. Highlights can be found on WBUR’s website.