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Offline mx_girl

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Nerve Block
« on: April 16, 2016, 04:21:44 AM »
I had MPFL reconstruction today and they put in a nerve block. I have some relatively minor knee pain currently being treated with pain meds. But I'm wondering how much worse the pain will get when it wears off? Will it be a huge difference?

Offline Ragge2171

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Re: Nerve Block
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2016, 07:49:16 AM »
Its relatively painful now as its still raw from the surgery.
As the medication wears off, the body will heal on its own which will significantly reduce the pain,

I am sure your specialists have prescribed you panadeine (or any type of pain relief med) for pain relief for the next couple of weeks however if the pain is significant you need to see your specialist asap.

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Re: Nerve Block
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2016, 09:47:54 PM »
It wore off. As long as the pain meds are kept up with I'm able to deal and get around fairly decent. But I woke up with minting and missed a dose and holy heck. I could barely move without sharp pains coming from the incision site.

Offline tinydinosaur

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Re: Nerve Block
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2016, 03:32:19 AM »
make sure you keep up with icing, it really helps with surgical pain. if you can afford one a cryo cuff is a godsend after a surgery like that. for me it helped more than the pain medication and i could always tell when the ice was running low because that intense surgical pain would return.















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