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Is there a stronger pain medicine than hydrocodone for an ankle arthroscopy?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
4 doctors agree
In brief: Different yes
There are narcotic pain medications for pain relief of which hydrocodone is one.
There ar other preparations that maybe more effective than one or another and can be tried. In addition, there are non-narcotic pain mediations that can be just as effective.

In brief: Different yes
There are narcotic pain medications for pain relief of which hydrocodone is one.
There ar other preparations that maybe more effective than one or another and can be tried. In addition, there are non-narcotic pain mediations that can be just as effective.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Dr. Steven Sheskier
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Dr. Gary Lawson
Hydrocodone, Percocet etc are converted to morphine to have effect. There are other medications that are STRONGER. Dilaudid etc
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
You surgeon will make a pain medication selection based on your personal medical history, allergies and what is required during the ankle arthroscopy.
Discuss your concerns preoperatively.

In brief: Yes
You surgeon will make a pain medication selection based on your personal medical history, allergies and what is required during the ankle arthroscopy.
Discuss your concerns preoperatively.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Before and after.

In brief: Yes
Before and after.
Dr. Ron Jones
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Dr. Robert Moore
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Post-Op Ankle Pain
There is always stronger pain medication, but usually given intravenously.
In short, i would elevate, ice, remain non-weight bearing for 72 hours with your present pain relief meds first before seeking more, stronger pain meds. Also, there may be something else that may require a quick visit to your surgeon to make sure there are no complications.

In brief: Post-Op Ankle Pain
There is always stronger pain medication, but usually given intravenously.
In short, i would elevate, ice, remain non-weight bearing for 72 hours with your present pain relief meds first before seeking more, stronger pain meds. Also, there may be something else that may require a quick visit to your surgeon to make sure there are no complications.
Dr. Robert Moore
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Dr. Robert Meislin
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Pain medication
Hydrocodone (vicodin) is a fairly strong pain medication.
Oxycodone (percocet) is more or less on the same level but may work better for some patients.

In brief: Pain medication
Hydrocodone (vicodin) is a fairly strong pain medication.
Oxycodone (percocet) is more or less on the same level but may work better for some patients.
Dr. Robert Meislin
Dr. Robert Meislin
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