Marijuana beneficial in TBI and PTSD patients

Published On 2022-01-31 11:20 GMT   |   Update On 2022-01-31 11:20 GMT

Use of marijuana in patients to relieve pain and stress is widely being advised. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following major trauma can be debilitating and have a high prevalence. While human studies on the effects of marijuana use on TBI and PTSD are lacking, some have shown improvement in symptoms.Cannabinoids have been shown to decrease...

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Use of marijuana in patients to relieve pain and stress is widely being advised. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following major trauma can be debilitating and have a high prevalence. While human studies on the effects of marijuana use on TBI and PTSD are lacking, some have shown improvement in symptoms.

Cannabinoids have been shown to decrease the severity of certain symptoms related to traumatic brain injury(TBI) as well as posttraumatic stress disorder. Sean G. Sheppard, MD et Al at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, have evaluated the effects of marijuana use in patients with orthopedic trauma and the same have appeared in the journal of Bone and joint surgery as a review.

 The question for the orthopaedic surgeon is how to counsel patients and other physicians regarding injury and coinciding marijuana use. Patients who have sustained orthopaedic trauma are unique in that rehabilitation is multimodal and variables other than fracture healing must be taken into account.

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Marijuana Use in Patients with Orthopaedic Trauma- A review

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