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Subutex and surgery

Hi All! My new pain management doc changed my primary med from Methadone to Subutex. I was leery at first, but as it turns out, the Subutex works very well for my chronic/intractable back pain. Unfortunately, it kind of sucks for acute pain. I broke two ribs 5 days ago, and blah! Nothing really in the way of relief from that. Worse yet, I'm scheduled for a rather complicated bunionectomy on the 16th of March. I've yet to talk to the surgeon & anesthesiologist to apprise them of the change in meds, but I'm very concerned that there will be trouble managing my post-op pain. Of course, with broken ribs, they may want to reschedule the surgery anyway, due to concerns about my ability to use crutches. Nonetheless, if anyone has had a similar experience, I'd be grateful to hear how it was handled. Thanks so very much in advance for anyone who may choose to share their experience. Pat in NorCal
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