Should Tramadol Be Used in Patients with Osteoarthritis?

In this presentation, Dr. Grace Lo, M.D. discusses the benefits and risks of prescribing tramadol for use in patients with osteoarthritis. She shares details of several studies that support the use of tramadol in these patients and fields questions from participating audience members about their experiences in their own practice with this topic.

CME Information

CME Credit Available

You may claim CME credit after watching this activity.

Needs Statement

Faculty and trainees within the Department of Medicine who are involved in the care of patients need to be regularly updated with the recent advances and guidelines in the fields of medicine and quality improvement to increase clinical knowledge. This Grand Rounds series also aims to provide learners with the appropriate skills to implement the advances and guidelines in clinical practice to enhance the quality of patient care and outcomes.

Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the anecdotal and evidence-based benefits of Tramadol use in patients with osteoarthritis (OA).
  • Examine the current FDA guidelines for use of Tramadol in rheumatology.
  • Evaluate the data provided in the lecture on the use of Tramadol in OA patients.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Medical Students
  • Fellows
  • Residents

Accreditation/Credit Designation

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Director

Richard J. Hamill, M.D.
Professor
Department of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Term of Approval

October 1, 2019 to October 31, 2021. Original release date: October 1, 2019.

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Disclosures

The following individual(s) has/have reported financial or other relationship(s) with commercial entities whose products/services may relate to the educational content of this activity:

Presenter

  1. Grace Lo, M.D., M.S.

    Grace Lo, M.D., M.S.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

CME Credit Available

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Presenter:

  1. Grace Lo, M.D., M.S.

    Grace Lo, M.D., M.S.

    Assistant Professor Baylor College of Medicine