Managing postoperative pain
In postoperative phase, managing pain is very crucial. Patients following hip arthroplasty surgery may have moderate to severe pain. So, appropriate pain control is necessary. Analgesia should be given on a regular schedule especially in the first days, and in the time of daily exercises. Long-acting narcotics can give a long-term pain free time in specific cases, but side effects should be kept in mind when prescribing narcotic analgesia. Old age patients are more prone to side effects. So, analgesic in this age group should be kept under monitoring.