COOLIEF coverage

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anyone know if medicare will cover this procedure. i do not want a second TKR since the first has been disappointing. also, i just read an article on CCOLIEF being used after a KP with good results. any experience with this?

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    Hello, good question, does anyone know if this is available in UK ?

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    Yes it is..I am having the procedure done next week in Nebraska.

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      I think pretty standard procedure..she followed my xrays and poked, prodded asking where it was most sensitive and injected right knee. I was given a form to fill out every 30 minutes as to level of pain and instructed to go do the activities which were most painful in the past..which in my case is JUST WALKING!! I had to fax results next day and then they called to say results were successful.

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    I'm 71 on Medicare and had it done on my hip...covered with small copays. Good result. My doc (COOLIEF Certified...check the website for one near you) had me better about 2 weeks. Note: It is NOT an instantaneous "cure"...takes some time to fully take. My doc does a lot of knees. For his patients, it usually lasts around a year...a few lucky ones get close to two years out of a single procedure From other posts on here, I don't believe it is available in the UK...check anyway.

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