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I am at day 14 post-op w/ a non-cemented THR and have had continuous pain (6-9 on a scale of 10) greater than before operation. Analgesic prescribed by doc is totally inadequate [total of 40 7.5 mg Lortab, to be taken every 4-6 hrs., no refills.]. I do not put weight on foot, but was told to gradually increase walking time w/ walker. No fever, no swelling below thigh. Is this kind of pain to be expected? Any support group URLs that you can send? Thanks!
-- SNEED COLLARD (email@example.com), August 12, 2002
Sorry to be late with this answer. Hope your pain has settled.
Different individuals respond differently to surgery and pain medication requirements may vary widely between individuals.
I am not aware of any acute pain support groups. Discuss pain managment with your doctor.
-- Errol Bennett, M.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 28, 2002.
There is a Chronic Pain Support Group at http://chronicpainsupport.org/pain_def.html
-- Debi Ross (email@example.com), October 28, 2002.