Planning A Total Knee Replacement? Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Pain Management

by on November 18, 2017

(BPT) – A Total Knee Replacement (TKR) is one of the most commonly performed orthopedic procedures. In fact, the number of TKRs performed annually in the United States is expected to grow exponentially to 1.5 million additional procedures by 2030.1 If you are currently talking to your doctor about a TKR, you may have questions about pain management. It is one of the concerns for patients who are considering a TKR.2 In the U.S., 99 percent of surgical patients are prescribed post-surgical opioids,3 but they may not always be the best choice for everyone. Some patients hesitate because they are worried about the side effects of opioids, such as nausea and drowsiness, that may keep them off… – Health News

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