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.
Hip. What your surgeon prescribed would be the best option.
Fit 54 y, hip replacement, 12 weeks post: increased disability/pain; pain on change of position; abnormal painful walking. Prosthesis placement good?
Excellent question. Call your orthopedic surgeon for a complete assessment. If the orthopedic surgeon will not assess, then get another opinion. Read more...
Posterior full hip replacement 18 days ago, spent 2 weeks in Ortho rehab, now at home. When can I cross legs in bed, good leg hooked over operated leg?
When. YOUR ORTHOPEDIST TELLS YOU ITS SAFE! My opinion is that you do not "listen: to any other "opinion"! Read more...