Results of genicular nerve ablation by radiofrequency in osteoarthritis-related chronic refractory knee pain.

Results of genicular nerve ablation by radiofrequency in osteoarthritis-related chronic refractory knee pain. Turk J Med Sci. 2019 Nov 14;: Authors: Konya ZY, Akin Takmaz S, Başar H, Baltaci B, Babaoğlu G Abstract BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the medium- to long-term effects of radiofrequency (RF) ablation of genicular nerves for chronic refractory knee pain due to osteoarthritis (OA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-eight patients who underwent RF ablation of the genicular nerves were evaluated retrospectively. The visual analogue scale (VAS) score, Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC index), opioid and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use score, quality of life score, and treatment satisfaction score were examined at 1, 3, and 6 months after the procedure. RESULTS: The mean VAS scores were significantly lower at the 1, 3 and 6 months evaluations compared with the preoperative values (p
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