surgery in two days

by Christina MIlner
(Philadelphia,Pa., Usa)

hi i am having surgery on thursday and i am just wondering how much pain i will be in and how long does it take to fully recover?

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Jun 04, 2012
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Surgery pain
by: Dr. Spainhower

Hello Christina,

I wish I could give you exact info regarding post surgical pain, but it will be different with everyone.

If you are breaking the jaw and realigning it, you will most likely have a lot of pain for a 2-3 weeks.

If you are having surgery to correct a displaced meniscus, the pain could be minimal. It depends on what the surgeon is going to do, but with the low number of surgeries my patients have had through the years...I would guess a lower amount of pain of what is expected.

Sorry I couldn't give more exact info. If you could, could you reply to this thread and report to us the level of pain you have from a scale of 1-10...ten being the highest amount of pain.

Sincerely,

Dr. Spainhower

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