• Reg Anesth Pain Med · Jun 2021


    Technical Considerations for Genicular Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation: Optimizing Outcomes.

    • Zachary L McCormick, Steven P Cohen, David R Walega, and Lynn Kohan.
    • Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Zachary.McCormick@hsc.utah.edu LRK9G@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu.
    • Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2021 Jun 1; 46 (6): 518-523.

    AbstractGenicular 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.© American Society of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine 2021. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ.

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