Pain Relief with Iovera
When pain or dysfunction in your knee keeps you from doing the things you love most, it is important to seek care that is personalized for you. The experts at the Orthopedic Institute at Saint Francis make specialized plans for patients to reach their treatment goals. Iovera is a noninvasive procedure that reduces pain in the knee. It can lead to extended pain relief following knee surgery and allow for more progressive results in physical therapy.
“Iovera is a procedure, like an injection, without medications that uses cold to temporarily shut down some of the nerves responsible for pain around the knee,” says Khalid Waliullah, MD, FAAOS, orthopedic surgeon at Advanced Orthopedic Specialists, a Saint Francis Medical Partner. “It is used to treat various knee problems. We can use Iovera for patients who are unable to have surgery, and to help patients before surgery in reducing pain after their procedure.” He adds, “It is a valuable part of our ongoing efforts to reduce opioid use in our community.”