Failed Knee & Hip Surgery in Bradenton, Sarasota & Venice, FL
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for Treatment of Chronic Hip and Knee Pain
Joint Nerve Ablation is an innovative option for patients that have not achieved relief after knee and hip surgery.
For hip pain treatments, Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) targets articular branches of the femoral and obturator nerves. For patients with knee pain, RFA targets the genicular nerves.
RFA works by interrupting sensory input from the articular nerve branches and provides a therapeutic alternative for effective management of chronic pain.
Benefits of RFA for Hip & Knee Pain
- Performed outside the knee or hip joint and without the increased risk of surgical complications
- Sound choice for high risk patients or patients in their 40s or 50s considered too young for joint replacement surgery
- Can be used to treat osteoarthritis, avascular necrosis and persistent pain after surgery
These procedures are performed in two stages, under direct guided fluoroscopy
- Diagnostic Joint Nerve Block
This procedure consists of placing a small amount of local anesthetic on the joint nerves to test the patient’s response. It determines if there is sufficient pain relief in the knee or hip to justify performing this procedure.
- Joint Nerve Ablation
This is the therapeutic portion of the treatment where the physician will perform a radiofrequency ablation of the joint nerves, thus alleviating pain to the knee or hip and restoring function.