Pain Management Following LE Total Joint Replacement Surgery

Dr. Terry L. Rzepkowski
Apr 03, 2023 , 01 : 00 PM EST
120 Minutes |  14 Days Left
Live Webinar


Pain management for today’s total joint candidate allows for same-day surgical discharge and a reduced need for narcotic painkillers. We will examine these new options for the total hip and knee patient including improved non-narcotic post-op pain management. We will also include an online activity for the recognition of drug interactions with common post-op medications.

Learning Objectives:-

  • Gain an understanding of pain control and nerve blocks used for LE surgery.
  • Learn the methods used for improved post-operative pain management.
  • Use online tools for pill identification and possible interactions with the post-op patient.
  • Review factors of Prescription Opioid addiction and what every caregiver needs to carry.

Areas Covered:-

  • Introduction
  • Define pre and post-operative oral medications
  • Define the difference between femoral versus obturator LE nerve block.
  • Discussion of pain management options
  • Define the use of Exparel ((pain) cocktail)
  • Video demonstrations of intra-operative Exparel
  • Case presentations of post-op medication lists with the use of online tools for identification of medication and interactions.
  • Discussion of the prescription opioid crisis in the US
  • What makes opioids so addictive?
  • The use and administration of Narcan.


LE total joint replacement pain management which seemed impossible just a few years ago is now the new reality.

Who Should Attend:-

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants 
  • Chiropractors
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Personal Trainers
  • Massage Therapists
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Strength and conditioning coaches
  • Other health and fitness professionals

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