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The ongoing opioid crisis is ravaging the United States. Opioid overdose deaths have increased over 30% from 2020 to 2021 and accounted for about 75% of all the 100,000 annual overdose deaths recorded in 2021. Because many individuals with opioid use disorder [OUD] begin by taking prescribed synthetic opioids, a target population for opioid use prevention is patients undergoing common surgeries. Studies have shown that there is an 8% risk of chronic addiction when using conventional opioid pain management. Within the United States, up to 1 million people undergo hip and knee joint replacements each year. This rapid systematic review aimed to identify opioid-alternative pain management techniques for patients to adhere to following common hip and knee orthopedic surgeries. A rapid review of the literature was performed with the databases PubMed and Scopus. The articles were screened per eligibility criteria yielding a final selection of eight studies. The data extracted included surgical procedures, pain scores, patient satisfaction, and opioid use rate. The results of the studies show that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), nerve blocks, physical therapy, and cryotherapy all showed valid support for using them as modes of pain management following surgery. These findings show a crucial and time-sensitive need for healthcare professionals to inform, encourage, and push for opioid-alternative techniques and policy changes in this space. Furthermore, increasing knowledge of the risks involved in opioid use and the effectiveness of alternatives for managing pain can be an important method of combatting the opioid crisis.