What kind of painkillers will be prescribed for arthroscopic knee surgery?

Narcotic pain meds. Usually vicodin or Percocet is prescribed after knee arthscopy. However, the majority of patients do not need these pain killers after the second day post operatively, as knee arthroscopy is not a very painful procedure. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) or advil, or alleve, is usually sufficient after that.
Hydrocodone. Orthopedists commonly prescribe hydrocodone with or without Acetaminophen (which is tylenol). Alternatively you could be given an antiinflammatory.

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My mom is undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery next week. What happens in that kind of surgery?

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My mom is undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery next week. What will I have to do to help?

Be around... Before, to help allay anticipatory anxiety;, at surgery, so she sees your smiling face when awakens; and most importantly till she gets back on her feet and walks comfortably. All, along the way, she'll let you know --or you'll sense--what she needs.....And when she's ready to let you go. Read more...