LAURA N. SCIARONI MD

Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
Member of the San Francisco Multispecialty Medical Group,
Part of the IPM Medical Group family
Board Certified, Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine

Archive for April 2017

There’s No Place Like Home

As this recent article from the New York Times points out, the rehab facility (or hospital) is not the best place to recover from joint replacement surgery.  You want to get out of the hospital as soon as you are stable and get home where (1) you won’t be exposed to a lot of sick people and (2)…

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Relieving Post Surgical Pain Without Narcotics?

Orthopedic surgery is painful.  There’s just no getting around the basic fact.  A lot of my patients, when they learn they need surgery, are more concerned about the pain, than the details of the actual surgery.  And almost no one really wants to be on narcotics.  Fortunately with multi-modal pain management (using smaller amounts of several…

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