Technical considerations for genicular nerve radiofrequency ablation: Optimizing outcomes

Zachary L. McCormick, Steven P. Cohen, David R. Walega, Lynn Kohan

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Abstract

Genicular nerve radiofrequency ablation has emerged as a treatment option for patients with painful knee osteoarthritis who have failed conservative management but who may not qualify or wish to avoid a surgical procedure. Radiofrequency ablation techniques targeting the genicular nerves have evolved as our understanding of the anatomy of the anterior knee joint capsule has become more defined. The article aims to review the basic anatomy of the anterior knee joint and both the traditional and revised approaches to nerve ablation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)518-523
Number of pages6
JournalRegional anesthesia and pain medicine
Volume46
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2021

Keywords

  • health care
  • methods
  • outcome assessment
  • pain management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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