Genicular Neurotomy is a new, cutting edge procedure option for treating knee pain without surgery. The procedure uses a breakthrough technology called Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) to stun the painful nerves and prevent the signals from reaching the brain. This technology has been used for decades with success, traditionally to treat pain in the neck and back. The nerves grow back over time which makes the procedure reversible if necessary. Dr. Walter Schuyler of Pain Specialists of Charleston, who is currently conducting this treatment, states that this cutting edge option is a minimally invasive procedure and the results can last 9 months to over a year.
Top 3 Reasons You Would Need Genicular RFA Treatment
- If you suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee and want to avoid surgery
- If you have had failed surgery and need pain relief
- Degenerative Joint Disease/ Chronic Knee Pain
The benefits of Genicular RFA include an nonsurgical and outpatient procedure, a virtually non-existence recovery period, and the pain relief can last from 9 months to a year. If you have had a failed knee surgery or if traditional treatments like physical therapy and injections with cortisone or hyaluronic acid have not provided you with relief, genicular neurotomy may be an option for you. If you think that you would be a good candidate for a Genicular RFA procedure, give Pain Specialists of Charleston a call, 843-818-1181.