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Worried about pain control

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by ThumperJB, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. NDSunshine

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    Oooh, happy day!! When I decide to do my other knee, turns out my surgeon also works at another hospital Im familiar with, that is in the top 10 in the state!! Awesome staff there too :)

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    It's good to have excellent options!
     
  3. NDSunshine

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    Im not too demanding, but this is NOT the time to be reticent!

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  4. InkedMarie

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    Glad to read this thread! I have not had my TKR yet but post op pain is my concern. I had a THR almost 4yrs ago, had no pain (may have been due to that thigh being numb prior to surgery) but took Tramadol at night, just in case, for a couple weeks. At the hospital, I had an anti nausea patch behind my ear & anti nausea meds in the IV when they gave me Dilaudid. I had no issues with that or the Tramadol.

    I have no idea if Tramadol will cut it for a TKR.

    Marie
     
  5. Mutti3

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    @InkedMarie
    I never took Tramadol for pain. I had Percocet for post operative knee pain, experience effective control. Management of pain is a conversation you should have with your OS before surgery. I also took Zofran at home for nausea. Icing, elevation , pain control is vital. Good luck to you!
     
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    Hi @InkedMarie! Have you read through our information for people considering TKR? I'll post it here for you now to get you started.

    If you know your surgery date, you can join the group for your month. You will see them at the top of the Pre-Op Area page. It's fun to get to know the people having TKR around the same time you are, as you can support each other before and after this surgery.

    If you have concern about pain with this surgery, Plan For Pain, can be helpful for having this discussion with your medical team.

    New BoneSmart members like you are in various stages of their journey to joint replacement. Making the decision whether or not to have surgery and preparing for surgery can be easier once you have done your research and know what lies ahead. Here are some tools that can help you decide what is best for you.

    If you are at the stage where you have joint pain but don't know for sure if you are ready to have surgery, these links may help:

    Score Chart: How bad is my arthritic knee?
    Choosing a surgeon and a prosthesis
    BMI Calculator - What to do if your surgeon says you're too heavy for joint replacement surgery
    Longevity of implants and revisions: How long will my new joint last?

    If you are at the stage where you are planning to have surgery but are looking for information so you can be better prepared for what is to come, take a look at these links:

    Recovery Aids: A comprehensive list for hospital and home
    Recliner Chairs: Things you need to know if buying one for your recovery
    Pre-Op Interviews: What's involved?

    Regardless of where you are in the process, the website and app My Knee Guide can help you stay organized and informed. The free service keeps all the information pertaining to your surgery and recovery in one place on your smartphone. It is intended to be a personal support tool for the entire process.

    And if you want to picture what your life might be like with a replaced knee, take a look at the posts and threads from other BoneSmarties provided in this link:

    Stories of amazing knee recoveries


    If you have any questions, fire away - we're here to help.
     
  7. InkedMarie

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    Thanks Susie! I’m definitely having a RTKR. I don’t have bad pain except for stairs & my surgeon said “it’s trashed”. My thigh has been numb for years, before the THR already done on that side which may explain why it’s not killing me! I’m scheduled for october but I pray for a cancellation for the hip and knee!

    I’m not afraid of the pain, just the issue of what I can take & keep down! Thanks for the links; will read now!

    Marie
     

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