Title

Examining the feasibility of radiofrequency treatment for chronic knee pain after total knee arthroplasty.

Publication/Presentation Date

4-1-2014

Abstract

Recently, investigators began using radiofrequency to manage knee osteoarthritis pain in patients at high risk who cannot undergo surgical intervention. To our knowledge, no study has investigated the use of radiofrequency ablation of the genicular nerves to alleviate chronic knee pain after total knee replacement. A single case is presented here in which genicular nerve ablation successfully improved pain and restored function. We believe that these preliminary results could be used in the development of future prospective cohort studies and randomized controlled trials that focus on the use of radiofrequency ablation to treat persistent knee pain after total knee replacement.

Volume

6

Issue

4

First Page

373

Last Page

376

ISSN

1934-1563

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

24373908

Department(s)

Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article

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