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What is a pain pump for surgery?

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Dr. Robert McMurtrie
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In brief: LOCAL ANESTHESIA

Usually, a surgeon will inject local anesthetic to numb the skin before making an incision for surgery so you have less pain.
A pain pump contains local anesthetic that is slowly, continuously pumped in by pressure thru a little tube to hopefully decrease the pain in the area of the surgery. It often is helpful to decrease the amount of oral pain medicine you need after surgery.

In brief: LOCAL ANESTHESIA

Usually, a surgeon will inject local anesthetic to numb the skin before making an incision for surgery so you have less pain.
A pain pump contains local anesthetic that is slowly, continuously pumped in by pressure thru a little tube to hopefully decrease the pain in the area of the surgery. It often is helpful to decrease the amount of oral pain medicine you need after surgery.
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