Fluoroscopic Guided Knee Genicular Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation

Name of Procedure

  • Genicular Nerve Block Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Neurotomy, rhizotomy, “nerve burn”, RFA

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Goal

To ablate the genicular nerves that innervate the knee to provide long term relief of pain in the knee.

Indications

A diagnostic genicular nerve block might be performed to temporarily ameliorate pain from the knee from a variety of causes. It has the benefit of treating many causes such as arthritis, intraarticular pathology and even pain in patients who have had prior surgery or total and partial knee replacements.

This makes the procedure an option when intra articular treatments such as a knee steroid or hyaluronic acid injection isn’t an option.

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