How can I avoid complications after knee replacement surgery?

Now that you're home after knee replacement surgery, it's important to take your pain medication exactly as your doctor instructs. This will help you get better faster and avoid complications. Also follow these tips:
  • Don't drink alcohol while you are on pain medication.
  • Tell your doctor when your pain medication is running low -- you don't want to run out, especially after hours or over the weekend.

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