I'm unable to have a knee or hip replacement due to high infection risk. I'm looking into knee and hip nerve ablation and am looking for people that have had it done and if it helped
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I had a knee ablation about 1 year ago..My pain has been reduced by 75%. I consider it a success. Good luck to you.
Hi @cblum and welcome to Connect. Thank you for sharing your success with your knee ablation. How was the experience during the procedure? How long did it take for the pain to start reducing?
The knee nerve ablation itself went smoothly. Took only a matter of 20 minutes or so. At first, first week or a little more, I had about a 40% reduction in pain. At about the 3 week mark it was about 75%. It has remained near that level since. Of course some days are better than others. All in all I am happy I had it done. I was told by my Doc that the nerves will probably regrow in a year or so. I would more than likely have it done again.
I know of ablation to regulate the heart but have never heard of the procedure for the knees and hips. It sounds like a procedure that would help many. Are there restrictions such as AFIB ? In my case with the osteoarthritis of the hip I was getting steroid injections but after the last shot I won't get any more . During the last procedure my leg "jumped" off the table and since that time I have had numbness in my foot and pain where the shot was given. I have fibromyalgia too so the orthopedic surgeon said I might want to just deal with the pain and not have surgery.. I am on medical cannabis but I try not to use it during the day, only at night so I can sleep. What specialist did the ablation ?
Why don't you have a hip replacement?? My surgeon thinks that's what I need.. My hip has definitely affected my life. I'm hoping everything will improve.. some days I can hardly walk and some days it's sort of ok. I cannot raise foot enough to put on a sock.. I'm having the surgery as soon as I can..
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Thank you dor the info. Where did you have it done?
Is this the same as Coolief ? I have read about that procedure but it is nothing what you had done but it does target the nerves.
I also have AFIB, but it was no issue for me during the procedure. I used the Interventional Pain Clinic in Marquette,Mi. Dr. Mehall performed the procedure.
Dr. Mehall,at the Interventional Pain Clinic in Marquette,Mi.
I am also looking for any comments from people who have had knee ablation procedures. Specifically I would like to know why you chose this procedure? Was it a last effort before a knee replacement? Had all conservative measures (PT, steroid injections, hyaluronic acid injections) failed? What was the outcome of the ablation procedure? Thanks for sharing your experience.
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