Dr. Anthony Carter, with Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, is pleased to introduce another first for the Hampton Roads area. He is now offering the iovera° treatment, an innovative approach to blocking pain, as part of his Total Knee Arthroplasty standard of care. The iovera° treatment uses the body’s natural response to cold to immediately relieve pain without the use of drugs or other systemic therapies. Performed prior to Total Knee Replacement, the iovera° treatment reduces pain in the critical weeks following surgery.
“We are very sensitive to the needs of our patients following surgery and hope to provide them with the best possible outcome. Iovera gives us the opportunity to treat patients post operative pain more effectively without compromising outcomes” said Dr. Anthony Carter.
The iovera° treatment is based upon the well-established science of cryotherapy. Using the power of cold, the iovera° system precisely cools peripheral nerve tissue to immediately block the nerve from sending pain signals. The system is specifically designed to create a temporary, reversible nerve block through a process called Wallerian degeneration that is followed by predictable reinnervation or re-growth.
Dr. Carter and his team are dedicated to providing the best standard of care. “I am excited to bring this new technology to Hampton Roads and look forward to providing a smoother recovery for our patients” said Dr. Carter.