What is it?
This is a safe, effective and minimally invasive therapeutic approach for managing severe knee pain with a positive response to diagnostic genicular Nerve Blocks. Research has proven that RF neurotomy of genicular nerves lead to significant pain reduction and functional improvement in chronic knee osteoarthritis pain.
How Long does the Procedure Take?
The procedure usually takes 30 minutes. Patient may receive Oral or IV sedation for comfort. Thermal RFA: office based procedure very similar to the Diagnostic block, rather we create a heat lesion around the genicular nerves of the knee by conventional RFA waves (70-80 Degree C) or Cooled radiofrequency for prolonged pain relief. Treatment can take 4 to 6 weeks to work.