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Orthop Rev (Pavia)



Spinal Cord Stimulation for Post Total Knee Replacement Pain: A Case Series.


Gillis J, Southerland WA, Kaye AD, Eskander JP, Pham AD, Simopoulos T
Orthop Rev (Pavia). 2022; 14(3):33835.
PMID: 35936805.


It is not uncommon for orthopedic patients to experience pain following a total knee replacement (TKR). Use of oral pain medications, nerve blocks, and periarticular injections are implemented to provide multimodal analgesia and to reduce postoperative chronic pain. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) can also be used to control pain in patients who are refractory to conservative measures. Few studies have explored this possibility for patients with chronic pain status post TKR. We present three cases that demonstrate the effectiveness of SCS in this challenging patient population.