Orthopedic surgeons make every effort to control and relieve pain after orthopedic surgeries like; knee replacements, hip replacements and repair of hip fractures etc. Pain management during rehabilitation is focused at maximizing recovery and mobilization, shortening the hospital stay and hospital costs and as well to heighten the patient-satisfaction.

Pain management regimens are not standardized rather they are tailor-made according to needs, medical, psychological and physical condition, age ,level of anxiety, extensive surgical procedure and personal preferences of the patients. These pain management regimens aim at reducing the dose of medicine in order to lessen their side-effects while providing the appropriate analgesic dose. Various minimally invasive and stat-of-art techniques, including the following, are used to effectively manage pain after orthopedic surgery:

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS): Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation is a device that transmits low-level electrical charges into the area having pain. This therapy is useful to relieve pain after surgery and pain related to fractures and sprains as well.
Continuous Passive Motion (CPM): Through using Continuous Passive Motion technique, your joint is gradually moved in mechanical splint, in order to avoid stiffness and to increase range of motion after surgery. Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) technique helps to heighten the joint nutrition and as well prevent the scar-tissue formation and abnormal shortening of muscles around the joint.
Ice, heat, electrical stimulation and ultrasound therapy is used to treat muscle aches and back pain after the surgery.
Cryotherapy is used to reduce swelling and relieve pain in joints and soft tissues after the surgery.
Occupational Therapy is used, where patients are educated to use various adaptive devices to ease their life after therapy. This also makes the patient self-reliant and reduces the chances of re-injury.
Contact Center for Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, for the state-of -art treatment of any of your musculoskeletal injuries or problems. Our board certified and experienced surgeon uses leading-edge & least invasive surgical and non-surgical methods and techniques to provide quality care and treatment to the patients.

Author's Bio: 

Shaheer Yousaf, MD, FACS, FAAOS
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Recognized by Consumer's Research Council of America as "America's Top Surgeon"

"I’ll always be thankful for the education and training I’ve received. Using this knowledge and insight, I’ve been able to help thousands of people find lasting pain relief. And because I stay on top of leading-edge procedures and methods, I’m better able to help people.”