Most doctors will prescribe 14 days of opioid medication after a total knee replacement (TKR) surgery.
However, some patients may still experience severe pain after 14 days.
Therefore, it is important to take opioids for the shortest time possible and in the lowest dose possible.
Oxycodone ( OxyContin , Roxicodone, others) Oxycodone -acetaminophen (Percocet, Roxicet, others) Ask your doctor if you don't know whether your pain medication is an opioid. What a safe opioid taper involves The right…
Tapering off opioids: When and how - Mayo Clinic
Our goal is to reduce the amount of narcotics required to control the pain. Narcotic medications (morphine, Percocet ( oxycodone ), Vicodin (hydrocodone), codeine and Dilaudid) have significant side effects. They can…
Total Knee Replacement Surgery - Tidewater Ortho