Dr. Johnson shares if women will need to take medication after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery.
So the pain medicine that your doctor gives you, do not feel that you need to take the 80 that’s on your prescription. I think in the first 48 to 72 hours, I think it is important to make sure you take the medicine like it’s prescribed, but after that, it’s as needed. So every patient is different, and you take kind of what you need.
About Dr. Johnson, M.D.:
Dr. Darren L. Johnson, M.D., received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles and his fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. Johnson is currently Professor and Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of Sports Medicine at the University of Kentucky. His clinical interests include arthroscopy, knee and shoulder reconstruction and the double-bundle procedure for ACL repair.
Dr. Johnson was named among the Top Doctors for Women by Women’s Health magazine in 2008.