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.

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Treatment results:
OA knee pain

iovera° provides immediate and long-lasting relief
from OA knee pain. In one study:

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77%

of patients reported
continued pain relief

90 days

after iovera° treatment

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Patients continued to
have reduced stiffness at

30 Days

and improved ability to
complete routine tasks at

90 Days

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knee replacement

Treatment results:
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.

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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:

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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
achieved
greater than

120°
flexion

On average, patients achieved

108° flexion

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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:

45%

less
Opioids

needed at 12 weeks
after surgery

68%

less
Opioids

consumed during hospital stay
after surgery

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Indication

The iovera° system is used to destroy tissue during surgical procedures by applying freezing cold. It can also be used to produce lesions in peripheral nervous tissue by the application of cold to the selected site for the blocking of pain. It is also indicated for the relief of pain and symptoms associated with osteoarthritis of the knee for up to 90 days. The iovera° system is not indicated for treatment of central nervous system tissue.

Important Safety Information

The iovera° system should not be used in people with the following conditions:

  • Blood that thickens when patient is exposed to cold (cryoglobulinemia), blood appearing in the urine when patient is exposed to the cold (paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria), skin rash that appears when patient is exposed to the cold (cold urticaria), narrowing of the blood vessels in the hands and feet when patient is exposed to the cold (Raynaud’s disease), and open and/or infected wounds at or near the treatment site

Patients being treated with the iovera° system (a needle-based therapy) may experience certain reactions, including, but not limited to:

  • Bruising, swelling, inflammation and/or redness, local pain and/or tenderness, and altered feeling at the site of application

Proper use of the device as described in the User Guide can help reduce or prevent the following complications:

  • In the area(s) where you were treated: damage to the skin from being exposed to cold or heat, darkening or lightening of the skin, and dimples in the skin
  • Outside the area(s) where you were treated: muscles may not work or move normally
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Indication

The iovera° system is used to destroy tissue during surgical procedures by applying freezing cold. It can also be used to produce lesions in peripheral nervous tissue by the application of cold to the selected site for the blocking of pain.

Important Safety Information