Freezing Nerves Improves Knee Replacement Results

freeze knee nerveScienceDaily (2016-02-11)—A combination of traditional pain management and freezing nerves before knee replacement surgery improves knee surgery results, according to a recent study appearing in the journal, The Knee. The results of total knee replacement in 100 patients with advanced osteoarthritis were compared, with half of the participants having received standard multiple pain management techniques and half who underwent nerve freezing (cryneurolysis) prior to surgery and then assigned to standard pain management. Nerve freezing was found to be associated with shorter hospitalization, reduced use of opioids, and fewer knee symptoms. Read more

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