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Pain management

08/11/2009

Question:

I suffered a major knee injury and only have A 6-55 degree motion range, I would rather not take any drugs for the pain. Is there any side effects of using a local pain reliever like procain for rehab sessions?

Answer:

There are minimal risks from injecting local anesthetics. The most significant being septic arthritis (an infection in the knee joint).

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Response by:

Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University