Opioid Sparing Options in Total Joint Replacement

Date: September 7, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: MSIA Webinar

Opioid Sparing Options in Total Joint Replacement – presented by Dr. Stan Dysart, Pacira Biosciences


Sponsored by Turner Vocational Resources and The Preferred Medical

Overreliance on opioids in the postsurgical setting has set off a cascade of negative consequences, ranging from potentially severe adverse events to the risk of long-term use, misuse, and addiction. We all know about those issues – and many of us have paid way too many claims, for way too many prescriptions, for way too long. Opioids have a place in pain treatment but can have significant side effects. Is there a better approach than simply relying on opioids to address pain?

Join us September 7, starting at 10a MST to hear from Dr. Stan Dysart, board certified orthopaedic surgeon who completed his orthopaedic training at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Washington, DC followed by a fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He introduced the concept of multimodal treatment of pain and rapid recovery of total joint arthroplasty when he was Medical Director and Director of Adult Reconstruction at Wellstar Kennestone Regional Medical Center. He is currently the VP of Medical Affairs, Orthopaedics for Pacira Biosciences. His personal interest in the field includes advancing the concepts of effective pain, opioid free surgery and rapid recovery. While in private practice he was a coauthor of the Pillar trial which demonstrated the efficacy of EXPAREL as a valuable opioid sparing adjunct to total knee arthroplasty and has a strong interest in opioid free surgery and modalities that interface with this concept including cryoanalgesia.

We will review:

  • The current state of opioids
  • WC and Employer Specific Issues
  • Opioid side-effects and the impact of opioid dependent analgesia
    • The Rise in Opioid Dependency Drugs
  • Opioid alternatives for Joint Pain, Surgical and Non-Surgical
    • Opioid Sparing Options in Total Joint Replacements

As always, MSIA members have access to an unlimited number of seats for the Webinar (employees only, please) and advance registration is required. Registration closes September 6. Non-member seats are $25 each with multiple seat discounts available.


Please note, there are no CE credits available for this webinar.

Contact Peter Strauss at PStrauss@MTSelfInsurers.org or 406-431-7220 with any questions.