Corrigendum to ‘Opioid Prescribers to Total Joint Arthroplasty Patients Before and After Surgery: The Majority Are Not Orthopedists’ [The Journal of Arthroplasty 33 (2018) 3118-3124](S0883540318305187)(10.1016/j.arth.2018.05.034)

Robert S. Namba, Elizabeth W. Paxton, Maria Inacio

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The authors regret that some of the numbers and one figure in their published article contain mistakes that need to be corrected. The authors apologise for this and provide the corrected text and figure below. Page 3118, Abstract, Results. Primary care (pre-TKA 38% TKA, post-TKA 35%, pre-THA 38%, post-THA 38%) and internal medicine (36% pre-TKA, post-TKA 35%, pre-THA 39%, post-THA 38%) were the highest prescribers in the year before, and after, TJA. For TKA patients, orthopedists prescribed 13% of the opioids in the year before surgery, 47% in days 1-90 after surgery, and 14% in days 271-360. Similarly, in THA patients, orthopedists prescribed 9% of the opioids in the year before surgery, 40% in days 1-90 after surgery, and 10% in days 271-360. Page 3121, Figure 2. [Figure presented] Page 3121, Results, second paragraph. General medicine (pre-TKA 38%, pre-THA 38%, post-TKA 35%, post-THA 38%) and internal medicine (36% pre-TKA, pre-THA 39%, post-TKA 35%, post-THA 38%) were the 2 highest prescribers of opioids for patients undergoing joint surgery, both in the year before and after surgery. Orthopedic providers were the next highest opioid prescribers, but accounted for only 13% of opioid prescriptions for TKAs patients and 9% of THAs opioid prescriptions in the year before surgery and 37% for TKAs and 28% of THAs opioid prescriptions in the year after surgery. Page 3122, Discussion, second paragraph. Only 9%-13% of preoperative opioids were prescribed by the orthopedic surgeons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2830-2831
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Volume34
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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