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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761638/ultra-sound-guided-neurolysis-of-six-genicular-nerves-of-knee-for-intractable-pain-from-knee-osteoarthritis-a-case-series
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Arif Ahmed, Divesh Arora
INTRODUCTION: Among the elderly populations, the chronic osteoarthritis of knee joint is one of the leading cause of disability and causes considerable pain, joint stiffness and functional limitations. Although knee replacement is a good option for the grade IV osteoarthritis, but many patients failed to undergo surgery due to co-morbidities or other reasons. METHODS: Four patient with severe pain from grade III and IV osteoarthritis of knee joint had underwent ultrasound guided alcohol neurolysis of the six genicular nerves of knee joint after a positive genicular nerve block with local anesthetics...
May 14, 2018: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626612/genicular-radiofrequency-ablation-for-the-treatment-of-post-traumatic-knee-pain-a-case-presentation
#2
Jonathan D Carrier, Michelle Poliak-Tunis
This is the first reported case presentation utilizing cooled genicular radiofrequency ablation (C-RFA) for the treatment of post-traumatic knee pain. The patient is a 29-year-old male who sustained open right femoral and tibial fractures following 2 motor vehicle collisions. He was deemed too young to undergo total knee arthroplasty by orthopedic surgery. It was recommended he trial diagnostic genicular nerve blocks followed by C-RFA. The procedure provided a >50% reduction in average pain with an increase in activity tolerance lasting 9 months...
April 5, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565947/fluoroscopic-guided-radiofrequency-of-genicular-nerves-for-pain-alleviation-in-chronic-knee-osteoarthritis-a-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Eman H El-Hakeim, Abdelraheem Elawamy, Emad Zarief Kamel, Samar H Goma, Rania M Gamal, Abeer M Ghandour, Ayman M Osman, Khalid M Morsy
BACKGROUND: Nowadays, pain and disability due to chronic knee arthritis is a very common problem in middle aged people. A lot of modalities for management are available, including conservative analgesics and up to surgical interventions. Radiofrequency ablation of genicular nerves is assumed to be an effective less invasive and safe pain alleviation modality. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of fluoroscopic guided radiofrequency neurotomy of the genicular nerves for alleviation of chronic pain and improvement of function in patients with knee osteoarthritis...
March 2018: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557887/anatomical-study-of-the-innervation-of-anterior-knee-joint-capsule-implication-for-image-guided-intervention
#4
John Tran, Philip W H Peng, Karen Lam, Ehtesham Baig, Anne M R Agur, Michael Gofeld
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The knee joint is the most common site of osteoarthritis. While joint replacement is considered an ultimate solution, radiofrequency denervation may be contemplated in some cases. Radiofrequency ablation requires precise localization of the articular branches innervating the joint capsule. The objective of this cadaveric study was to determine the source, course, relationships, and frequency of articular branches innervating the anterior knee joint capsule. METHODS: Fifteen knees were meticulously dissected...
May 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514315/chemical-neurolysis-of-the-genicular-nerves-for-chronic-knee-pain-reviving-an-old-dog-and-an-old-trick
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David R Walega, Zachary L McCormick
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 5, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357330/ultrasound-guided-genicular-nerve-block-for-knee-osteoarthritis-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial-of-local-anesthetic-alone-or-in-combination-with-corticosteroid
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Doo-Hwan Kim, Seong-Soo Choi, Syn-Hae Yoon, So-Hee Lee, Dong-Kyun Seo, In-Gyu Lee, Woo-Jong Choi, Jin-Woo Shin
BACKGROUND: Recently, several studies suggested that radiofrequency (RF) ablation of the genicular nerves is a safe and effective therapeutic procedure for intractable pain associated with chronic knee osteoarthritis (OA). Diagnostic genicular nerve block (GNB) with local anesthetic has been generally conducted before making decisions regarding RF ablation. Although GNB has been recently performed together with corticosteroid, the analgesic effects of corticosteroids for treating chronic pain remain controversial...
January 2018: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300971/a-prospective-randomized-trial-of-prognostic-genicular-nerve-blocks-to-determine-the-predictive-value-for-the-outcome-of-cooled-radiofrequency-ablation-for-chronic-knee-pain-due-to-osteoarthritis
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Zachary L McCormick, Rajiv Reddy, Marc Korn, David Dayanim, Raafay H Syed, Meghan Bhave, Mikhail Zhukalin, Sarah Choxi, Ali Ebrahimi, Mark C Kendall, Robert J McCarthy, Dost Khan, Geeta Nagpal, Karina Bouffard, David R Walega
Background and Objectives: Genicular nerve radiofrequency ablation is an effective treatment for patients with chronic pain due to knee osteoarthritis; however, little is known about factors that predict procedure success. The current study evaluated the utility of genicular nerve blocks to predict the outcome of genicular nerve cooled radiofrequency ablation (cRFA) in patients with osteoarthritis. Methods: This randomized comparative trial included patients with chronic knee pain due to osteoarthritis...
December 28, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291292/peroneal-nerve-decompression
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Mark Corriveau, Jacob D Lescher, Amgad S Hanna
Peroneal neuropathy is a common pathology encountered by neurosurgeons. Symptoms include pain, numbness, and foot drop. When secondary to compression of the nerve at the fibular head, peroneal (fibular) nerve release is a low-risk procedure that can provide excellent results with pain relief and return of function. In this video, the authors highlight key operative techniques to ensure adequate decompression of the nerve while protecting the 3 major branches, including the superficial peroneal nerve, deep peroneal nerve, and recurrent genicular (articular) branches...
January 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102985/study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-ultrasound-guided-pulsed-radiofrequency-of-the-genicular-nerves-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-osteoarthritis-knee-pain
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Javier Mata, Pedro Valentí, Beatriz Hernández, Bartolome Mir, Jose Luis Aguilar
INTRODUCTION: The goals for the management of patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee are to control pain and to minimise disability. Because the number of patients will increase as the population ages, alternative approaches to alleviate their joint pain other than conventional treatments are necessary. The purpose of this article is to present a refined protocol to determine if there is long-term improvement in pain and function after ultrasound-guided pulsed radiofrequency treatment of the genicular nerves (GNs) in patients with chronic painful knee OA...
November 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077955/achieving-meaningful-success-in-studies-of-genicular-nerve-radiofrequency-ablation
#10
Zachary L McCormick, David R Walega
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 25, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025030/third-degree-skin-burn-from-conventional-radiofrequency-ablation-of-the-inferiomedial-genicular-nerve
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Zachary L McCormick, David R Walega
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 22, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975074/cooled-radiofrequency-ablation-of-genicular-nerves-for-knee-osteoarthritis-pain-a-protocol-for-patient-selection-and-case-series
#12
Rajiv D Reddy, Zachary L McCormick, Ben Marshall, Ryan Mattie, David R Walega
BACKGROUND: Chronic knee pain from osteoarthritis (OA) is common in the aging and the obese population. Radiofrequency ablation of the genicular nerves has been introduced as a potential surgery-sparing treatment for chronic knee pain from OA, yet only two outcome studies have been published and optimal patient selection for this procedure has not been established. OBJECTIVES: We describe a standardized protocol for selecting patients for cooled radiofrequency ablation (C-RFA) of the genicular nerves, as well as the clinical outcomes of four patients ages 63-65 years...
December 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947218/late-peroneal-neuropathy-after-open-surgical-treatment-of-popliteal-artery-aneurysm
#13
Anne Lejay, Salomé Kuntz, Anne-Florence Rouby, Yannick Georg, Fabien Thaveau, Bernard Geny, Nabil Chakfé
We report the case of a 71-year-old man complaining of swollen left limb and progressively worsening pain. He underwent surgery 12 years ago for popliteal artery aneurysm with proximal and distal ligation and venous bypass grafting. The patient was diagnosed as having left peroneal neuropathy caused by a 10.5 cm expanded aneurysmal sac compressing the peroneal nerve in the popliteal fossa. The patient underwent open repair with opening of the aneurysmal sac, removal of the thrombus, and sewing of the left genicular artery responsible for back-bleeding...
February 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937534/the-spread-of-ultrasound-guided-injectate-from-the-adductor-canal-to-the-genicular-branch-of-the-posterior-obturator-nerve-and-the-popliteal-plexus-a-cadaveric-study
#14
Charlotte Runge, Bernhard Moriggl, Jens Børglum, Thomas Fichtner Bendtsen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The popliteal nerve plexus contributes to afferent knee-pain conduction. It is mainly formed by genicular branches from the posterior obturator and the tibial nerves, innervating the intra-articular and posterior knee region. A subinguinal obturator nerve block alleviates pain after total knee arthroplasty. Reduced hip adductor motor function could be avoided by a posterior obturator nerve block inside the popliteal fossa.The aim of this study was to evaluate the spread of dye after a distal adductor canal (AC) injection to the popliteal fossa and coloring of the popliteal plexus and the genicular branch of the posterior obturator nerve by dissection...
November 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924561/cooled-radiofrequency-ablation-of-genicular-nerves-for-knee-osteoarthritis-pain-a-letter-to-editor
#15
Menno E Sluijter, Alexandre Teixeira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697032/genicular-radiofrequency-ablation-for-treatment-of-post-total-knee-arthroplasty-posterior-thigh-pain-a-case-report
#16
Lauren N Sylvester, Johnathan H Goree
We present a case of a 68-year-old woman with 6 months of chronic unilateral posterior thigh pain after a total knee arthroplasty. The patient's pain was refractory to various treatments. After appropriate diagnostic tests, a genicular nerve block and subsequent radiofrequency ablation were performed. These procedures provided substantial pain relief of her thigh pain at 3 months follow-up.
November 15, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687918/a-retrospective-study-on-facial-nerve-schwannomas-a-disease-with-a-high-risk-of-misdiagnosis-and-hearing-loss
#17
Yu Li, Chunfu Dai
The objective is to increase awareness of facial nerve schwannomas (FNSs). Clinical data from 32 cases with FNSs who received surgical treatment from 2005 to 2015 were reviewed retrospectively. The clinical data included age, sex, presentations, duration, facial nerve function, temporal-bone high-resolution computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings, surgical approaches, and postoperative histopathological examination. 16 men and 16 women were included, aged 7-69 years. The average age at diagnosis was approximately 44 years...
September 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554709/ultrasound-guided-genicular-nerve-block-for-pain-control-after-total-knee-replacement-preliminary-case-series-and-technical-note
#18
V González Sotelo, F Maculé, J Minguell, R Bergé, C Franco, X Sala-Blanch
INTRODUCTION: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is an operation with moderate to severe postoperative pain. The Fast-Track models employ local infiltration techniques with anaesthetics at high volumes (100-150ml). We proposed a genicular nerve block with low volume of local anaesthetic. The aim of our study is to evaluate the periarticular distribution of these blocks in a fresh cadaver model and to describe the technique in a preliminary group of patients submitted to TKA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the anatomical phase, 4 genicular nerves (superior medial, superior lateral, inferior medial and inferior lateral) were blocked with 4ml of local anaesthetic with iodinated contrast and methylene blue in each (16ml in total)...
December 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431129/cooled-radiofrequency-ablation-of-the-genicular-nerves-for-chronic-pain-due-to-knee-osteoarthritis-six-month-outcomes
#19
Zachary L McCormick, Marc Korn, Rajiv Reddy, Austin Marcolina, David Dayanim, Ryan Mattie, Daniel Cushman, Meghan Bhave, Robert J McCarthy, Dost Khan, Geeta Nagpal, David R Walega
Objective: Determine outcomes of cooled radiofrequency ablation (C-RFA) of the genicular nerves for treatment of chronic knee pain due to osteoarthritis (OA). Design: Cross-sectional survey. Setting: Academic pain medicine center. Subjects: Consecutive patients with knee OA and 50% or greater pain relief following genicular nerve blocks who underwent genicular nerve C-RFA. Methods: Survey administration six or more months after C-RFA...
September 1, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357555/morphological-study-and-relations-of-the-fascia-vasto-adductoria
#20
Eman Elazab Beheiry Elazab
The precise description of the fascia vasto-adductoria (FVA) has become an issue of great surgical and clinical importance. Neurovascular entrapment within the adductor canal (AC) may simulate many clinical conditions for cases presented with medial knee or leg pain and ischemic manifestations of the leg. The aim of the present work is to describe the morphological features of the FVA and to elucidate its neurovascular relations. Forty thigh specimens, pertaining to 15 embalmed and five fresh adult human cadavers, were dissected in pursuit of this aim...
October 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
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