NYU Langone Health NewsHub: Tablet Containing Cannabidiol Shows Promise in Reducing Postoperative Pain

Mar 25, 2022

An orally absorbed tablet containing cannabidiol (CBD) effectively reduces pain after shoulder surgery with no safety concerns, a new study finds. Led by researchers in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, the study found that the tablet ORAVEXX safely managed pain after minimally invasive rotator cuff surgery, and did not produce side effects sometimes associated with CBD use, such as nausea, anxiety, and liver toxicity. The findings were presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2022 Annual Meeting in Chicago…Along with Dr. Alaia, study authors were Eoghan T. Hurley, Kinjal Vasavada, Danielle H. Markus, Briana Britton, Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas, MD, Andrew S. Rokito, MD, and Laith M. Jazrawi, MD, from NYU Langone Health; and Kevin Kaplan, MD, of Baptist Health in Jacksonville, Florida.

Read the full story at NYU Langone Health NewsHub here.