Geniculate Radiofrequency Ablation for Knee Pain

Photo of an orthopedic doctor examining a patient’s knee.Geniculate radiofrequency ablation is for patients who have had total knee arthroplasty, also known as total knee replacement, but continue to have knee pain. It’s a nonsurgical procedure that involves using a heated needle to burn certain nerves, effectively severing the sensation of pain around the knee and kneecap.

The procedure takes about 15 minutes. Patients can resume normal activity the following day, and within about 10-14 days, the knee pain should be gone. Learn more in the following video:

To find out if nonsurgical options are appropriate for your knee pain or to consult with our physicians about your orthopedic health, please make an appointment by calling 913-319-7600.


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