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How long will you be on pain medication after total hip replacement?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
2 doctors agree

In brief: Four weeks

It can vary from just a few days to a few months.

In brief: Four weeks

It can vary from just a few days to a few months.
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. Steven Morgan
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Medication

In general if you have had significant arthritis pain the surgery pain is limited and different from the arthritic pain.
The pain medication is primarily for the pain related to surgery. Many patients are off medication in 2 weeks in some cases pain medication may be required for longer periods.

In brief: Medication

In general if you have had significant arthritis pain the surgery pain is limited and different from the arthritic pain.
The pain medication is primarily for the pain related to surgery. Many patients are off medication in 2 weeks in some cases pain medication may be required for longer periods.
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Dr. Charles Jr. Engh
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: Less than 3 weeks

If you were not on narcotics before surgery you will be off stronger pain meds by 3 weeks.
You might need occasional over the counter meds such as acetaminophen, ibuprufen, or Naproxen up until 6 months.

In brief: Less than 3 weeks

If you were not on narcotics before surgery you will be off stronger pain meds by 3 weeks.
You might need occasional over the counter meds such as acetaminophen, ibuprufen, or Naproxen up until 6 months.
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