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Will Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) offer good pain relief after orthopedic procedures (plates and screws in tibia)? Does 50 or 100mg compare to 5-10mg Percocet?
It can : Response to opiates is highly variable among patients. Oral Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is often less effective than intravenous Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride). I personally prefer oxycodone/Percocet over Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) for moderate to severe pain once a patient is on oral meds. ...Read more
Podiatry vs Ortho: An orthopedic surgeon can do procedures above the ankle, including the harvesting of bone graft from the hip, for instance. A podiatrist that has been trained in a surgical setting for at least 2-3 years after podiatry school is usually qualified to perform any surgery in the foot and ankle, including trauma and reconstructive surgery. Training among podiatrists varies, so it is not a given. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Went to an orthopedist to r/o avn. After the xray the doctor told me it was a tumor on my pelvic bone, what it the procedure to remove a tumor there?
Orthopedic Appt: You should expect to have a thorough history taken by a health care provider, a physical exam, potentially x-rays and an assessment and treatment plan. Each visit is highly variable between different physicians and for different complaints. Best of luck! ...Read more
Specialty training: Our nurse practitioner had post graduate training. In the hospital many nurses learned from the job. ...Read more