Orthopaedic surgery patients who use recreational marijuana have less pre-operative pain.

“To determine the baseline clinical characteristics of recreational marijuana users undergoing outpatient orthopaedic surgery.

We hypothesized that patients who report marijuana use would have worse pain, function, and general health status.

The results do not support our hypothesis, as marijuana use was associated with less pain and better lower extremity activity rating scale scores when compared to non-users.”



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