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What's a good narcotic for hip replacement pain?
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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
3 doctors agree
In brief: Several choices
Pain management after hip replacement is usually up to you and your surgeon to discuss and decide.
Most orthopaedic surgeons will use a "multi-modality" pain management approach, in which we use several different types of medications (tylenol, celebrex, (celecoxib) lyrica) to prempt (i.e. Stop pain before the brain registers it). Narcotics, like norco, are still used, but only for "breakthrough" pain.

In brief: Several choices
Pain management after hip replacement is usually up to you and your surgeon to discuss and decide.
Most orthopaedic surgeons will use a "multi-modality" pain management approach, in which we use several different types of medications (tylenol, celebrex, (celecoxib) lyrica) to prempt (i.e. Stop pain before the brain registers it). Narcotics, like norco, are still used, but only for "breakthrough" pain.
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many options
I personally like Nucynta (tapentadol) as it works a bit differntly than others out there.
It blocks multiple pain pathways (rather than just one). It has fewer side effects than other similar medications.

In brief: Many options
I personally like Nucynta (tapentadol) as it works a bit differntly than others out there.
It blocks multiple pain pathways (rather than just one). It has fewer side effects than other similar medications.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Hip
What your surgeon prescribed would be the best option.

In brief: Hip
What your surgeon prescribed would be the best option.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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