I have developed protocols to reduce opioid dependency post surgery in my practice and I hope the attendees to my session walk away with actionable insight on how to reduce opioid consumption with their patients.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) September 13, 2019
Dr. Roy Davidovitch, a top Manhattan, New York orthopedic hip surgeon (http://www.orthopedichipsurgeonsnyc.com) has been invited to speak at the prestigious International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA) 32nd Annual Congress, October 2-5, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Davidovitch will be speaking on ”Opioid Sparing Protocols for THA to Reduce the Need for Opiates”.
Concern for opioid abuse in the medical community post-surgery continues to remain paramount in both orthopedic literature and popular media. Dr. Davidovitch will discuss his firsthand experience with protocols he has used to dramatically minimize opioid use post surgically.
According the CDC/NCHS, US Department of Health and Human Services, “Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total economic burden of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.
Dr. Davidovitch stated, “In my orthopedic surgery community in NYC we are taking serious steps to reduce opioid addiction. I have developed protocols to reduce opioid dependency post surgery in my practice and I hope the attendees to my session walk away with actionable insight on how to reduce opioid consumption with their patients.”
About The International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA): ISTA is a nonprofit corporation whose goal is to promote public awareness, education and research, in arthroplasty. The means by which this purpose is achieved is through ISTA’s Annual Congress where emerging technologies are discussed between surgeons, engineers, and industry. Hence, ISTA is not a traditional research society, but one that actively works together with industry to develop and implement the most optimal technologies for patients.
About Dr. Roy Davidovitch
Dr. Davidovitch received his sub-specialty training in the field of Orthopedic Trauma and Hip and Pelvis Reconstruction at Harvard Medical School. He is The Julia Koch Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Langone and Director of the New York Hip Institute. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Association, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Orthopaedic Trauma Association. He is the recipient of Castle Connolly Top Doctors New York Metro Area: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, New York Magazine “Best Doctors” 2019, 2017, and Castle Connolly Regional “Top Doctor” 2015 to present. His private practice in NYC focuses exclusively on the diagnostic, surgical, and non-surgical relief of hip pain, hip injuries, hip trauma, hip replacements, elite (& non professional) sports hip injuries, hip fractures, and minimally invasive orthopedic hip surgery including total hip replacement, failed hip replacement revision, hip resurfacing, and hip arthoscopy.
Roy Davidovitch, MD
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