What is a pain pump, and what if it falls out?

Often times, when I perform surgery or your hip, knee, or your shoulder, we will use a pain pump to help drip numbing medication into the area around your surgery. Obviously our goal is to provide pain relief in the first 48 hours after surgery. This pain pump can get pulled out. Don’t panic, it is actually very safe. If there is concern for excessive bleeding or drainage in the area of the pain pump, please call us for more direction.


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