Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is an On-Q Pump? – An On-Q Pump is a small pump that continuously delivers a local anesthetic medication to help with post-operative pain. The medication is delivered slowly directly to the area lasting about 2-5 days. This pump is portable and when empty, is self-removed at home.

  • Who is a candidate for an On-Q pump? – The On-Q Pump helps reduce the need of narcotic pain medicine after surgery. Dr. Nicholson may recommend this for patients who have had difficulty managing their pain after previous surgeries or for early discharge from the hospital.

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