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.

Target Audience

This CME/CE activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, residents, fellows, and community providers.

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 internal medicine and quality improvement to increase clinical knowledge, and to implement the advances and guidelines in clinical practice to enhance the quality of patient care and outcomes.

Learning 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.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
10/01/2019
Course expires: 
10/31/2021
Rating: 
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Richard J. Hamill, M.D., Planning Committee Member 
Professor
Department of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Erica Lescinskas, M.D., Planning Committee Member
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Zaven Sargsyan, M.D., Planning Committee Member
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Chirayu Shah, M.D., M.Ed., Planning Committee Member
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Stephanie Sherman, M.D., Planning Committee Member
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Jefferson Triozzi, M.D., Planning Committee Member
Internal Medicine Resident
Department of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

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.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
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