Geniculate ganglion infiltration and radiofrequency

WHAT IS GENICULATE GANGLION INFILTRATION AND RADIOFREQUENCY?

It involves infiltrating local anaesthetic and anti-inflammatory medication to the nerves responsible for the sensitivity of the knee joint, called genicular nerves.

WHEN IS IT RECOMMENDED?

It is recommended for:

  • Severe knee pain, secondary to osteo-arthrosis of more than three months of evolution, with previous failure of conservative measures (pharmacological treatment, rehabilitation…), or no response to joint infiltrations (hyaluronic acid or local anaesthetic).
  • Rejection for prosthetic knee surgery.
  • Persistent pain after knee surgery.

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?

With the patient lying face up and after disinfecting the knee and performing an ultrasound or radiological control, three puncture areas are identified within the skin using local anaesthetic.

It can be performed with an initial light sedation, which in the case of radiofrequency can be deepened.

Afterwards, the skin puncture and subsequent infiltration of the geniculated ganglion are carried out. In case of recovery, the same procedure will be repeated to perform the radiofrequency.

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Geniculate ganglion infiltration and radiofrequency

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