Genicular Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation

Knee Pain Relief

Genicular nerve radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a medical treatment used to help reduce knee pain and inflammation caused by certain conditions, such as arthritis or injury. This treatment involves using heat to destroy the genicular nerves located in the knee.

The Procedure

To perform the procedure, a doctor will first numb the area with a local anesthetic. They will then use a special needle to guide a small electrode to the genicular nerves using X-ray guidance.

Once the electrode is in place, radiofrequency energy is delivered through the electrode, which heats up and destroys the genicular nerves. By destroying these nerves, the transmission of pain signals from the knee to the brain is interrupted, resulting in pain relief.

The procedure typically takes about 30-60 minutes to complete and you may be able to go home the same day. You may need to rest for a short period of time after the procedure and avoid strenuous activity for a few days.

It’s important to note that this treatment should only be done under the guidance of a medical professional and after careful consideration of your individual health needs.