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This Medication Eliminated Opioid Use After Surgery in 83% of Patients Studied

This Medication Eliminated Opioid Use After Surgery in 83% of Patients Studied

No companies mentioned in this post have provided promotional consideration to MendWell. The Research At-A-Glance  In a study funded by the biotech company Heron Therapeutics, more than 90% of patients stayed opioid-free in the 72 hours after surgery and 83% stayed off opioids the full 28-day post-op window. Patients having hernia repair surgery were given […]

Less Pain, Faster Recovery, Fewer Scars: Are You Eligible For This Surgery Type?

Less Pain, Faster Recovery, Fewer Scars: Are You Eligible For This Surgery Type?

At Mend Well, we’re all about empowering you to take control of your surgery experience—and that often starts by arming yourself with knowledge and making sense of medical jargon. You may have heard doctors or surgeons use the term “laparoscopic surgery”—but what does it mean and is it the right approach for your procedure? Today, […]

Research At-a-Glance:  The Benefit of an ERAS Protocol in Pediatric Surgeries

Research At-a-Glance: The Benefit of an ERAS Protocol in Pediatric Surgeries

Did you know?  This study found that implementation of a pediatric enhanced recovery (ERAS) pathway decreases opioid utilization and shortens time to full feeding.  In other words… Pediatric patients who followed an ERAS® pathway before surgery didn’t need as many opioids and were ultimately able to begin eating again after surgery faster than patients who […]

Alternative Pain Management Without Opioids

Alternative Pain Management Without Opioids

Highly addictive and not exactly the safest option to control pain, it’s understandable that many patients choose to avoid opioids and heavy painkillers if possible. But knowing where to start with alternative pain management solutions—and ensuring you’re getting the most benefit from these methods—can be a bit tricky. Today, then, we’re breaking down all you […]

Acupuncture and Surgery: Can It Help You?

Acupuncture and Surgery: Can It Help You?

When it comes to surgery, you’re immediately promoted to ‘manager’: you’ll likely have to manage pain, mobility limitations, digestive issues, poor sleep, inflammation, and other unfortunate side effects. Not exactly the “promotion” you were looking for? We don’t blame you. Your physician will be your “assistant manager,” providing you with the medical support you need […]

Opioids for Pain Management: An Addiction Crisis

Opioids for Pain Management: An Addiction Crisis

From back pain to lingering knee issues to sports injuries, more than one in three Americans deal with chronic or severe pain (ouch!). It makes sense, then, that patients often turn to physicians for prescription help when over-the-counter pain relievers don’t quite do the trick. But, with a slew of physicians prescribing opioids for pain […]