Radiofrequency Ablation of Genicular Nerves of the Knee
Radiofrequency Ablation of Genicular Nerves is a minimally invasive procedure aimed at reducing chronic knee pain. The treatment uses radiofrequency energy to disable the genicular nerves surrounding the knee, which are responsible for transmitting pain signals to the brain. By interrupting these signals, RFA provides significant pain relief and improves knee function.
Who is a Candidate for this Procedure?
This procedure is typically recommended for patients who have chronic knee pain due to osteoarthritis or other degenerative joint conditions, and for those who have not responded well to more conservative treatments. Prior to the procedure, our team at SOLUTIONS Pain and Spine will conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine if Radiofrequency Ablation of Genicular Nerves is the right treatment for your condition.
What Can I Expect During the Procedure?
During the RFA procedure, the patient is mildly sedated, and the knee area is numbed with a local anesthetic. Under the guidance of fluoroscopy (a type of X-ray), a small needle is accurately positioned near the genicular nerves. Radiofrequency energy is then transmitted through the needle to heat and disable the nerves, thereby disrupting the pain signals.
The procedure is outpatient, typically taking less than an hour, and patients can usually return home on the same day.
Why Choose SOLUTIONS Pain and Spine?
SOLUTIONS Pain and Spine is renowned for our team’s expertise in performing Radiofrequency Ablation procedures. We prioritize your comfort and safety, providing comprehensive explanations about the treatment, answering all your questions, and offering detailed aftercare instructions for a smooth recovery.
Our primary goal is to help you effectively manage your pain, enhance your mobility, and improve your quality of life. If you’re experiencing chronic knee pain and would like to learn more about the Radiofrequency Ablation of Genicular Nerves of the Knee, please contact us at SOLUTIONS Pain and Spine to schedule a consultation. We’re ready to support you on your journey towards a life with less pain.