Total knee arthroplasty is the medical term for a total knee replacement (TKR)
After surgery you may be given a number of different medicines.
These could include:
1.Antibiotics: This medicine helps prevent or treat an infection.
2.Anti-clotting medicines: This type of medicine is given to help prevent blood clots from forming in your legs.
3.Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine: This family of medicine is also called NSAIDs. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine may help decrease pain and inflammation (swelling).
4.Pain medicine: You may be given medicine to decrease or take away pain.
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