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Higher complication rates and adverse events shown when cannabis is used prior to orthopaedic surgeries

According to three studies presented at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), using cannabis before total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA) can lead to increased complications, longer hospital stays, higher rates of adverse events, increased readmissions, and higher costs. These studies point to the need for further research and will help orthopaedic surgeons educate and counsel patients prior to surgery. Read More

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