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Suggest an alternative to knee replacement

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other than knee replacement what is recommended for severe knee pain relief?
Posted Sat, 23 Aug 2014 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
 
 
Answered by Dr. Monish De 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
buprenorphine transdermal skin patch.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

For severe knee pain relief other than knee replacement u can use buprenorphine transdermal skin patch.
U can apply 20 mg patch over your chest.It controls pain for 7 days after which u have to replace the patch with a new one.

Hope i have answered your query.
Regards
Dr De
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Follow-up: Suggest an alternative to knee replacement 3 hours later
Do I need a prescription to get the patch?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Monish De 9 hours later
Brief Answer:
longer lasting analgesic

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Since the drug is a strong opioid and 25 times longer lasting analgesic than morphine, u will need a doctors prescription to get the patch.

Wishing u good health.

Regards

DR De
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