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Will I need strong pain medications after elbow replacement surgery?

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Because elbow replacement involves cutting skin, tendons, and bone, you'll need strong pain medications after surgery. You'll also take pain meds for one to two weeks after you go home from the hospital.

From: What Is Elbow Replacement Surgery? WebMD Medical Reference

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University of Washington Medical Center: “Total elbow joint replacement for rheumatoid arthritis: A Patient's Guide.”

Sanchez-Sotelo J. , 2011. The Open Orthopaedics Journal

Reviewed by David Zelman on July 11, 2017

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University of Washington Medical Center: “Total elbow joint replacement for rheumatoid arthritis: A Patient's Guide.”

Sanchez-Sotelo J. , 2011. The Open Orthopaedics Journal

Reviewed by David Zelman on July 11, 2017

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