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My Knee Replacement Surgery Experience

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Jul 24 1:03am | Replies (25)

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@ralph13

I have advanced osteo in both knees. I also have DISH and Peripheral DISH. I have tried everything I can think of. I sometimes fall from the knee pain which is life threatening because of my DISH. I have had the ablation on the bottom 3 levels of facet joints 6 times in the last 9 years. That has worked great for my lower back. I noticed the FDA has approved ablation for the knees, SI joints, hips, and shoulders. What I need is a body transplant.

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@ralph13 I also have advanced degenerative arthritis in my knees with my right knee being worse due to knee surgery in the 70s to remove torn cartilage. Now I have bone on bone in both knees but the right knee is the only one that bothers me. I'm planning on getting a total knee replacement in the Spring. I wasn't familiar with the FDA approval for the ablation so I did a little searching and I'm wondering if this was what you were referring to?

FDA Clears Halyard Health’s COOLIEF* for the Management of Osteoarthritis Knee Pain
http://www.orthospinenews.com/2017/04/20/fda-clears-halyard-healths-coolief-for-the-management-of-osteoarthritis-knee-pain/

I also found another article that may provide some more information on the Clinical Pain Advisor website.

Radiofrequency Ablation for Chronic Hip Pain: Reviewing the Evidence – March 2018
https://www.clinicalpainadvisor.com/arthritis/chronic-hip-pain-osteoarthritis-rheumatoid-arthritis-total-hip-arthroplasty-radiofrequency/article/753793/

John