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O C T O B E R 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 7 9 T he self-proclaimed "opioid-spar- ing orthopedic surgeon" prac- tices what he preaches. And, boy, does he preach what he practices. "I have good news: Surgery does not require opioids," says Scott A. Sigman, MD, of Orthopedic Surgical Associates of Lowell (Mass.). "It has been an Jeannette Sabatini | Associate Editor Yes, You Can Perform Opioid-Sparing Surgery How to go easy on the prescription painkillers — yet still control your patients' pain. • OPIOID ALTERNATIVES Scott A. Sigman, MD, the "opioid-sparing ortho- pedic surgeon," relies almost exclusively on non-opioid options to control surgical pain. Scott A. Sigman, MD

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