A member asked:

Is a pca pump indicated after a fulkerson osteotomy? i will only be in the hospital for about 1 day. will i be sent home with painmed? if so which one

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Michael Gross answered

Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis

Pain: It is up to the surgeon which pain meds are best for you talk to your MD

Answered 1/4/2016


Dr. Vivek Iyer answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Pain history?: If you take pain medication already, a PCA may be needed to help assess how much new pain you are in. However, a patient staying only one night is unlikely to get a PCA without a pain history. Once a PCA is started, it takes time to transition to pain medication by mouth. That being said, if you are not on pain medication every day to start, you will likely get hydrocodone or oxycodone.

Answered 1/5/2016



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