Tag: knee pain

  • Genicular Radiofrequency Ablation for Knee Osteoarthritis

    Genicular radiofrequency ablation (GRF) is a minimally invasive procedure used to alleviate pain associated with knee osteoarthritis. The procedure involves targeting specific nerves that transmit pain signals to the knee joint with a small electrode that delivers radiofrequency energy to create heat and destroy the targeted nerves. This can provide long-term relief by interrupting the pain signals to the brain.

    GRF is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, with patients typically experiencing minimal pain or discomfort during and after the procedure. It is considered a safe and effective treatment option for those who have not responded well to other treatments such as medication or physical therapy. However, as with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and complications that should be discussed with a healthcare provider, including infection, bleeding, and nerve damage.

    Overall, GRF provides a promising alternative for those seeking relief from knee osteoarthritis symptoms without the need for invasive surgery.

    This is a topic I presented for a webinar “All You Need to Know About Knee Osteoarthritis” on 16 April 2023, by PERDOSRI JATIM.