Freezing nerves before knee surgery improves outcomes

February 12, 2016 4:41 PM

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Freezing nerves before knee surgery improves outcomes

Patients whose nerves were frozen had shorter hospital stays, fewer symptoms, and required fewer opioid painkillers.

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Patients whose nerves are frozen before knee surgery had shorter hospital stays, fewer symptoms, and required fewer opioid painkillers, researchers said after an analysis of medical records.

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