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Pain After Total Knee Replacement Surgery? This Treatment Could Help

Healthline reports on new study results presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2021 annual meeting finding people who experience chronic pain after total knee replacement surgery may benefit from a new treatment called cooled radiofrequency ablation (C-RFA).

HSS hip and knee surgeon and chief medical innovation officer Michael P. Ast, MD, who was not involved in the study, provided commentary on the procedure.

He explained that when a patient is experiencing long-term post-surgery pain, it’s a matter of ruling out other possible reasons for the discomfort before taking this step.

He noted that a fraction of those receiving total knee replacement “just don’t like (the feeling) of their (new) knee. This treatment is not for them.”

Dr. Ast said that HSS has begun using C-RFA as a preventive before total knee replacement, hoping to reduce the number of recipients who experience long-term pain.

Read the full article at Healthline.com.