AAOS and ASRA Pain Medicine Present: My Patient Needs Surgery But Needs Buprenorphine. What do I Need to Know?


Live Webinar


This webinar is an American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS) Member Benefit. AAOS and ASRA Pain Medicine members may attend for free.

Description: In this 60-minute webinar we will discuss the pre-, intra-, and postoperative management of patients who take buprenorphine and the practical issues that arise. Particular attention will be paid to recommendations for surgeons and what they need to know.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain why continuation of buprenorphine perioperatively is appropriate for most patients and the risks of preoperative discontinuation.
  2. Examine recommendations and clinical considerations for multimodal, nonopioid analgesics in the perioperative period for patients taking buprenorphine.
  3. Describe best practice for ensuring that the buprenorphine prescriber resumes care of the patient shortly after surgery and when a call to the prescribing physician is needed.

Moderator: Eric Schwenk, MD

Faculty: Lynn Kohan, MD, Mark Bicket MD, PhD, Sudheer Potru, DO

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.