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Osteoarthritis: Pain Management Following Arthroplasty

Following joint arthroplasty, how should a patient's pain be managed? Especially considering the increasing prevalence of knee osteoarthritis and hip osteoarthritis, this is a key issue that the primary care physician needs to understand and address.

A panel of pain management specialists discusses this post-operative issue in this osteoarthritis video.  They review what to do for the total knee or total hip patient and include tips on controlling post-operative pain. 

Particularly important for the primary care doctor, they discuss how the PCP can truly be an advocate for the patient in dealing with pain following surgery, and how to facilitate recovery.

This osteoarthritis treatment and post-surgery management video is moderated by Joseph Shurman, MD, who is the Chairman of Pain Management at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA.

He is joined by the following panel of pain management specialists:

  • Charles E. Argoff, MD: Professor of Neurology at Albany Medical College and Director or the Comprehensive Pain Center at Albany Medical Center
  • John F. Peppin, DO, FACP: Director, Clinical Research Division at The Pain Treatment Center of the Bluegrass
  • Steven P. Stanos, DO: Assistant Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Medical Director, Center for Pain Management at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
First published on: May 17, 2012