April 21, 2021
Anesthesiology study on nerve stimulation after orthopedic surgery makes news
David Dickerson, M.D., chair of ASA’s Committee on Pain Medicine, was quoted in U.S. News & World Report on the study, which found percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation following orthopedic surgery reduced pain scores by 50% and opioid use by 80%. If the method does become the norm, the implications could be revolutionary, Dr. Dickerson said.
The piece has been picked up by WebMD magazine, among other outlets.