Genicular Nerve Block

Dr. Garcia is pleased to announce an innovative new procedure for treating patients with knee pain without surgery. Genicular Nerve Block or Geninular RadioFrequency Nerve Ablation, can be done before or after knee surgery.This state-of-the-art procedure relieves pain in patients experiencing knee pain due to any of the following conditions:

  • Chronic Knee Pain
  • Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee
  • Prior to or following a total or partial knee replacement
  • Patients unfit for knee replacement
  • Patients who wish to avoid a knee replacement

The procedure is performed in 2 stages:

  1. Diagnostic Genicular Nerve Block – this procedure consists of placing a small amount of a local anesthetic, on the genicular nerves. This tests the patient’s response and determines if there is sufficient pain relief in the knee to justify performing a therapeutic neurotomy
  2. Genicular Nerve Ablation – during this therapeutic portion of treatment, your pain management physician will perform a radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the genicular nerves, restoring function of the knee and alleviating pain.

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