In an effort to help educate our patients at Newport Orthopedic Institute
of the dangers related to the misuse and abuse of prescription opioid
medications (Oxycodone, OxyContin® hydromorphone, fentanyl, and morphine)
that are commonly used to treat chronic pain often associated to some
orthopedic conditions we have pulled together the following videos that
cover opioid medications, common side effects of opioids, signs to watch
for related to physical dependence and addition to opioids, use of opioids
to manage chronic pain and how to use opioids safely.
Our physicians and staff are trained in best practices related to the prescription
pain medicine, including narcotics. When
pain management through the use of a controlled substance is clinically indicated, the
doctors at Newport Orthopedic Institute seek to prescribe the lowest doses,
for the shortest duration possible. We take great effort to minimize the
use of controlled substances and avert drug dependence, and we expect
our patients to help us work towards this goal together.