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[QUOTE=Oesmom2;5293378]I am scheduled for surgery for excision of scaphoid and trapezoid with LRTI and also 4 corner fusion. I will be having a nerve block and will go home with the catheter the same day. How long is time in surgery and what is the pain level after the block wears off. Hope some others have had the same type of surgery and can answer some of the questions I have. Thank You![/QUOTE]

Hi Oesmom2,
I recently had a trapeziectomy with ligamentous reconstruction. I didn't have the other work done that you will be having.

My surgery lasted 2 hours, plus 1.5 hours preparation which included using ultrasound to do the nerve block. I was in post-op for 1.5 hours.

I was prescribed oxycodone for pain, 1-2 pills every 4 hours. I took 1 pill before bed when the nerve block was still in full force (surgery was at 2:30 pm, bedtime was 10 PM). I woke up at 2 am and 6 am and took 1 pill each time. By 7:30 am, I was feeling pain so took another pill and for the rest of the day, I took 2 pills every 4 hours. The second day I dropped down to 1.5 pills every 4 hours and on the third day, I took 0.5 pill at 10 am and was then off the oxycodone and switched to tylenol.

I recommend you take your prescribed pain killer before the nerve block wears off. Be sure to take it with food, as it can cause nausea. I was prepared with ginger tea to soothe my stomach but never needed it.

When is your surgery? I wish you the best of luck with it and a speedy recovery!
[QUOTE=stamm678;5294612]Hi Oesmom2,
I recently had a trapeziectomy with ligamentous reconstruction. I didn't have the other work done that you will be having.

My surgery lasted 2 hours, plus 1.5 hours preparation which included using ultrasound to do the nerve block. I was in post-op for 1.5 hours.

I was prescribed oxycodone for pain, 1-2 pills every 4 hours. I took 1 pill before bed when the nerve block was still in full force (surgery was at 2:30 pm, bedtime was 10 PM). I woke up at 2 am and 6 am and took 1 pill each time. By 7:30 am, I was feeling pain so took another pill and for the rest of the day, I took 2 pills every 4 hours. The second day I dropped down to 1.5 pills every 4 hours and on the third day, I took 0.5 pill at 10 am and was then off the oxycodone and switched to tylenol.

I recommend you take your prescribed pain killer before the nerve block wears off. Be sure to take it with food, as it can cause nausea. I was prepared with ginger tea to soothe my stomach but never needed it.

When is your surgery? I wish you the best of luck with it and a speedy recovery![/QUOTE]





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