Genicular nerve ablation is a very specialized radiofrequency neurotomy proven effective in reducing chronic knee pain.
Developed in recent years, this leading-edge treatment offers a non-surgical solution to the debilitating knee pain that may accompany osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease. Treatment may also help patients who are experiencing severe knee pain before or after a partial or total knee replacement.
The genicular nerves surrounding the knee are involved in motor function and sensation. The knee joint is innervated by articular branches of multiple large nerves which are known as genicular nerves.
Genicular nerve ablation using sophisticated radio waves now provides patients with a safe alternative to surgery—an outpatient option that can alleviate knee pain and restore functionality. Patients generally experience minimal adverse effects and pain relief is rapid and long-lasting.