The doctors at Orthopedic Specialists of Oakland County (OSOC) are committed to offering the latest therapies for the treatment of painful bones, joints, and tendons. The doctors in our practice are excited to announce that they are the first to offer the Iovera system to relieve knee pain.
What is the iovera treatment?
The iovera treatment uses the body's natural response to cold to immediately reduce pain without leaving anything behind. It precisely targets the source of your pain for immediate and lasting relief without the use of drugs or pharmaceuticals. The iovera treatment is FDA cleared to block pain.
How does the iovera treatment work?
The iovera treatment works by applying targeted cold to a peripheral nerve which immediately prevents the nerve from sending pain signals.
The Iovera uses nitrous oxide to freeze closed end needles to minus 126 degrees around the nerve. This causes the nerve to stop sending pain signals for a period of time. The effect of the cold on the nerves is temporary and does not cause permanent damage because it leaves the structural components of the nerves intact. The nerves are restored to function after several months, after the knee replacement surgery and rehabilitation period. The treatment is FDA cleared and uses the body's natural response to cold to immediately relieve the pain without introducing any drugs or chemicals.
Our doctors are always searching for the best ways to treat our patients painful bones and joints. Call to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors to learn more about this and other exciting new treatments.