Analgesia and Improved Performance in a Patient Treated by Cooled Radiofrequency for Pain and Dysfunction after Postbilateral Total Knee Replacement.
Total knee replacement (TKR) is a terminal therapy for osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. While TKR results are generally satisfactory, but surgery by any experience and best hospitals have a significant proportion of patients those experience persistent pain lasting > 3 months or more [years] following surgery, even after a technically acceptable operation. Knee pain of any kind post-TKR has been reported in up to 53% of patients, while 15% of patients have reported severe pain.that is not manageable with any pain killers or any physiotherapy advise by your surgeon.one must know the future course of your pain problems associated with TKR.
Pain post-TKR is worse than preoperative pain in 7%, often resulting in surgical revision. The clinical experience of a patient that originally presented to an orthopedic surgeon with OA of both knees demonstrates an alternative relatively noninvasive pain management strategy: cooled radiofrequency (CRF) ablation of sensory nerves.