Rapid Recovery Low Opioid Knee Replacement


Dr. Goding is on the forefront of developing protocols that significantly reduce the pain and Opioid painkiller prescription use after Knee Replacement surgery.  He is the first surgeon in Iowa using the Iovera focused cold therapy prior to Total Knee Replacement Surgery. The Iovera treatment uses the body’s natural response to cold to treat peripheral nerves and immediately reduce pain – without the use of drugs or pharmaceuticals. Treated nerves are temporarily stopped from sending pain signals for a period of time, followed by a restoration of function. The Iovera treatment is FDA cleared to block pain. The treatment is performed in the office one week prior to surgery.

This is the first step in his comprehensive pain reduction protocol. The next phase includes specific medications taken the night before surgery. During the surgery, he uses the surgical pain blocking techniques developed at Rush University in Chicago. Finally, after surgery, patients apply a special topical pain cream to the knee. By combining these techniques in his unique protocol, he has reduced the amount of post-operative pain medicine given by over 75%. He is hoping to reduce the post operative Opioid pain use to zero using his continually evolving techniques.

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