iovera° has been studied in people who have osteoarthritis (OA) pain in the knee, and in those who have had knee replacement surgery. In both cases, it has been shown to provide immediate and long-lasting pain relief. Keep reading to see the study results.
OA knee pain
iovera° provides immediate and long-lasting relief
from OA knee pain. In one study:
of patients reported
continued pain relief
after iovera° treatment
Patients continued to
have reduced stiffness at
and improved ability to
complete routine tasks at
Knee replacement surgery
iovera° can be used prior to your scheduled surgery to help relieve pain and make recovery easier. Studies have looked at the different ways iovera° can help. Check out the results below.
Fast-track pain relief with iovera°
In a study of patients undergoing inpatient knee replacement surgery, those treated with iovera° were more likely to have less pain 2 weeks after surgery
Get back on the move with iovera°
Pain isn’t the only reason people consider surgery. You and your doctor may have discussed
range of motion—this refers to how far you can move or stretch your knee—and flexion,
which refers to your ability to bend and straighten your knee.
One study looked at how iovera° can help with both range of motion and flexion in patients who used iovera° as part of their knee replacement surgery recovery plan. It found:
2, 6, and 12 weeks after surgery
Patients who received iovera° as part of
their recovery plan had:
- Greater range of motion
- Less difficulty straightening their bent knee
- Less difficulty bending their straight knee
6 weeks after surgery
20% of patients
On average, patients achieved
Pain management with iovera° after surgery
If you’re talking with your doctor about knee replacement surgery, you have probably also discussed recovery. In fact, it might be one of the things you’re most worried about. One reason people worry about recovering from surgery is that pain medicine, such as opioids, may be used as part of the recovery plan.
Opioids can cause side effects such as nausea, constipation, and itching, which can be difficult to manage. They may also make it difficult for you to get mobile—which is vital to minimizing hospital stay and shortening your overall recovery. Some people can also become dependent on (or addicted to) opioids. Taking fewer opioids may help reduce your risk of having an opioid-related side effect, including addiction.
Studies have looked at how iovera° can help reduce opioid use after knee replacement surgery. They found:
needed at 12 weeks
consumed during hospital stay