The Opioid crisis is real and avoidable. Furthermore, opioid or “narcotic based” medications are responsible for the majority of post-operative complications requiring hospitalizations after hip replacement.
Working with world renowned anesthesiologists, Dr. Ferguson has developed a multimodal pain management program that relies on non-narcotic based medications after surgery.
Utilizing this protocol, most of Dr. Ferguson’s patients require no IV narcotic pain medications after surgery. The IV narcotic medications are responsible for bowel obstruction, urinary retention, nausea…most of the complications that have traditionally required overnight care in the hospital setting.
The non-narcotic, multimodal pathway is a foundation of patients’ early mobilization and ability to get walking within hours of the operation. It is the mainstay of our FAST TRACK program’s success!