Pain Catastrophizing and Prolonged Opioid Use Following Lumbar Fusion
Lall, Maureen P.
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A prospective cohort study identified significant correlations between prolonged postoperative opioid use (PPO) and preoperative opioid use and being disabled. Multiple regression analysis identified preoperative opioid use as the sole predictor of PPO. Pain catastrophizing was not correlated with PPO or with postoperative pain intensity.