On the Rebound: What to Expect After Surgery

Learn more about a recent survey, which polled 500 women ages 30 to 50 who had orthopedic, soft tissue, or OB/GYN surgery and 261 surgeons who perform these procedures1

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Preparing For Surgery

According to the National Quality Forum, more than 1 million Americans have surgery each week.2 Review these helpful tips to feel confident about making decisions related to an upcoming procedure for yourself or a loved one

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Caring For a Loved One

70% of women said they would have concerns about a family member taking opioids.1 Stay educated and engaged in helping your loved one navigate options for pain management after surgery

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Women Are #1 Health Care Decision-Makers

Women are often juggling several aspects of life simultaneously, from tackling a job, running a household, supporting friends, and caring for loved ones. A new survey, On the Rebound: What to Expect After Surgery, found that women are also overwhelmingly the ones making important health care decisions for themselves, their children, significant others, and many times their parents or other family members.

  • Nearly all women surveyed (97%) say they are responsible for or influence health care decisions, with 93% being the primary decision makers when it comes to activities such as planning surgeries, scheduling medical appointments, and refilling prescriptions1
  • Most doctors (94%) agree women are more proactive and vocal about postsurgical pain management for their loved ones than men1

Despite these efforts, few are making medication choices that can help them rapidly rebound.

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Of women

are motivated to get back to their daily routine after surgery1

Of women are using opioids

to manage pain after surgery–even though most agree they hinder everyday activities1

of health care providers

agree that non-opioid pain management options can positively impact recovery and the ability to return to normal function following surgery1