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My sister is tennis player and she had injury few days ago. Her doctor recommended surgery to solve her knee problem. Since she was so afraid of doctors and surgeries, we didn’t know what possible way to make it easier for her is. Then her doctor mentions some pain pump which might help her a lot. I wonder what that is, because nobody in my family has ever heard for that.

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Pain pump is a new device that makes life a lot easier for patients recovering at home from day surgery. It is used with patients who had undergone orthopedic or sports medicine surgery, such as your sister’s case is. They will get a catheter implanted at the site of the incision. Small plastic pump is attached to catheter, which automatically directs a local anesthesia to the source of the pain. It might last for 48 hours, with rate of 2 ccs per hour during those 48 hours. It dulls the pain and eliminate in most cases need for more pain killers narcotics. Pain pump is a simple, inexpensive device that is secured to the body until it is depleted, when the patient can remover it him/herself. Your sister, if she will be treated this way, will be able to mover around sooner following surgery. Also she will participate in rehabilitation with greater ease, and she will require fewer drugs to aid in recovery. One doctor said how researches showed that the first 48 hours following surgery are crucial. But if pain is blocked during that period, it probably will never be as intense as it might have been otherwise.
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