My Knee Replacement Surgery Experience

Posted by ajaymehta10 @ajaymehta10, Nov 16, 2018

Hey friends, I am posting first time on this forum. Actually, I am recovering from a knee replacement surgery and get very good results. Now, I am able to do exercise as well.
My knee cap has some problems and I am a continuous feeling pain in the knee from a long time. My family doctor advised me to get knee replacement surgery and I plan my surgery under the supervision of an experienced doctor. While consultation, the doctor gives me a trust that your knee is able to work again.
On the surgery day, the surgeon gives me analysis and replace my knee joint with an artificial joint. After some medicines and ortho exercises I am able to stand or walking and with the time now I am completely recovering from this surgery. To get safe treatment and desired results you must need to follow the instructions provided by the surgeon.

Has anybody had a nerve ablation of the knee? I am not a good candidate for knee replacement because of other ailments .

@ralph13

Has anybody had a nerve ablation of the knee? I am not a good candidate for knee replacement because of other ailments .

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Hi @ralph13 – Welcome to Connect! I have not had nerve ablation but you have come to the right place. I'm sure there were people discussing this procedure earlier this year. It may have been in the Chronic Pain Group. I'm going to tag a few people who may remember further back than I go – @johnbishop, @mamacita, @grandmar, and @JustinMcClanahan. Are you having pain in both knees? If I remember correctly there were discussions of nerve ablation going on concurrently with some discussion of CBD Oil. Have you tried that or any other remedies?

Hello @ralph13, I would like to add my welcome to Connect along with @debbraw and other members. I've never had a nerve ablation but have seen it mentioned in some discussion here on Connect. I found the following members have discussed nerve ablation in a post and hopefully they will join in the discussion and offer any information they may have. @flfirechief @lauriedr and @sro50 can you share any information on nerve ablation or if it helped you?

@ralph13 has your doctor suggested a nerve ablation? Is your knee pain associated with a bone on bone issue?

John

@debbraw

Hi @ralph13 – Welcome to Connect! I have not had nerve ablation but you have come to the right place. I'm sure there were people discussing this procedure earlier this year. It may have been in the Chronic Pain Group. I'm going to tag a few people who may remember further back than I go – @johnbishop, @mamacita, @grandmar, and @JustinMcClanahan. Are you having pain in both knees? If I remember correctly there were discussions of nerve ablation going on concurrently with some discussion of CBD Oil. Have you tried that or any other remedies?

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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.

@johnbishop

Hello @ralph13, I would like to add my welcome to Connect along with @debbraw and other members. I've never had a nerve ablation but have seen it mentioned in some discussion here on Connect. I found the following members have discussed nerve ablation in a post and hopefully they will join in the discussion and offer any information they may have. @flfirechief @lauriedr and @sro50 can you share any information on nerve ablation or if it helped you?

@ralph13 has your doctor suggested a nerve ablation? Is your knee pain associated with a bone on bone issue?

John

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Some of my doctors are behind times. I am a disabled Agent Orange Vet, so I go to the VA for some things and I go to some regular docs also. I have trouble getting some docs to look at the whole picture. I ask my heart doc (civilian) a question and she replied I only do heart things. I ask my kidney doc (civilian) a question and she ignored it. I have been going to her since 1989. Both knees have been bone on bone for a long time. I have been getting the chicken lips shots for a long time, they help.

@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

@johnbishop

@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

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That is it John. I have watched some youtubes about it. There are 18 places listed in Kansas City area doing it.
Ralph

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