Genicular Nerve Block & Radiofrequency Ablation
Genicular nerve radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a ground-breaking procedure that helps with pain related to knee arthritis.
What is a Genicular Nerve Block/Radiofrequency Ablation?
Genicular nerve radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a procedure that helps with chronic knee pain which is often due to arthritis. This treatment may be considered for patients who want to avoid surgery, have failed other injections, or for those who have already had knee surgery and continue to have pain.
This cutting-edge procedure consists of two parts under live x-ray (fluoroscopy-guided). On the first visit, your doctor will place a small amount of local numbing agent on the three genicular nerves to pin point the source of your pain. If you are determined to be a candidate, on your second visit, your doctor will perform a radiofrequency ablation. This can provide knee pain relief for several months to years.