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New Treatment Helps Patients Avoid Opioid Painkillers
Riverview Health has been able to reduce opioids by 70% for patients undergoing total knee replacement surgery.
“We are…not destroying, just irritating the nerve, which then doesn’t transmit information to the brain” Dr. Parikh noted.
In a randomized clinical study, a majority of patients who received the iovera° therapy continued to experience pain relief beyond 150 days.
“With all the issues with narcotic pain medication, this is a very important change in medicine and how we’re going to control pain post-operatively. This is a technique that will change how we practice medicine.”, Dr. Scott Strasburger, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Pain Relief Without Narcotics; SRMC doctor preps patients for knee surgery with unique nerve numbing procedure – salemnews.net
“I don’t like prescribing narcotics and I don’t like patients in pain,” Dr. Peters said during a recent interview about the iovera treatment – Salem, OH
“We’ve had great results with the iovera° therapy” Robin McDonald, FNP-BC, Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner
Specialty Orthopedic Group – Tupelo, MS
Dr. Joshua Urban talks about how iovera° system freezes out knee pain while reducing the need for narcotics.
Kill the Pill: Doctors “freeze pain” to avoid prescribing opioids post-surgery
“I think in the next decade, we’re going to be able to get people through surgeries that are traditionally very painful without having to take any narcotic medications, which will prevent addictions,” says Dr. Robert Limoni, an orthopedic surgeon with BayCare Clinic.
How Dr Micheal Rieber is using cryoanesthesia and robots to stop the opioid epidemic
A Saint Barnabas orthopedic surgeon is the first to use a new joint replacement surgery that improves recovery time and reduces the need for opioids.