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CME OnDemand: Orthopaedics & Opioids: Where Are We and Where Do We Go From Here?
Orthopaedics & Opioids: Where Are We and Where Do We Go From Here?

Moderator: James R. Holmes, MD
Faculty: Fred Finney, MD; Scott Ellis, MD; Paul Hilliard, MD; A. Holly Johnson, MD; John Anderson, MD

The last several years have seen an incredible increase in the use and misuse of opioids in the United States. Orthopaedic surgeons have been a significant contributor to what is now called an opioid epidemic. This webinar will outline the history of the epidemic, review evidence-based guidelines for analgesia, dispel myths that contribute to the overprescription of opioids, provide alternatives, and offer safe and effective postoperative protocols for pain management.

At the conclusion of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the complex interplay of factors that have contributed to the opioid epidemic
  • Identify a broad range of analgesic measures; pharmacologic and procedural 
  • Understand an evidence-based, multimodal, analgesic approach to maximize patient satisfaction and safety and minimize risk
Credit Statement

AOFAS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AOFAS designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of up to 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Statement of Need

A need for this educational activity has been determined based on previous course evaluations and the AOFAS educational curriculum. The content of this course was based on current issues and topics provided by AOFAS membership and leadership. For more information on the AOFAS CME mission, visit


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The material presented in this continuing medical education activity has been made available by the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situation discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the authors or presenters, which may be helpful or of interest to other practitioners. Methods, techniques, and procedures demonstrated and views and opinions expressed by speakers, presenters, and faculty are their own, and do not necessarily represent those of AOFAS, nor does presentation on the program represent or constitute endorsement or promotion by AOFAS. AOFAS expressly disclaims any warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied, and shall not be liable for damages of any kind in connection with the material, methods, information, techniques, opinions, or procedures expressed, presented, or demonstrated.

Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 10/31/2022
Cost: Member: $15.00
Non-Member: $59.00
Credit Offered:
1.5 CME (MD) OnDemand Credits
1.5 CME (PA/NP/RN) OnDemand Credits
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