Hip Replacement

Hip Replacement – Percocet

Don’t ask for a new hip unless you really need one.  Part Five in a series.

For the first two days following my hip surgery the pain was managed by the epidural which I activated with my friendly hand pump.  After this they took out the tube that injected this into my spinal fluid and I went on oral pain medications.  I recall that my surgeon had asked if I had ever taken Percocet before and my answer was no.  Percocet was what I began taking for pain and to be able to get some sleep.