Chronic Intractable Knee Pain
Chronic intractable knee pain can be as a result of severe osteoarthritis or even following total knee joint arthroplasty (replacement). research has shown that up to 40% of patients who have a total knee replacment continue to suffer from chronic pain following the procedure.
Recent work has identifed the nerve supply to the knee joint as being amenable to interventional pain management strategies (in the form of radiofrequency denervation), to alleviate the pain. This procedure is not a cure, but can alleviate pain by up to 50% in selected patients, it is a simple, minimally invasive procedure undertaken under x-ray and ultrasound control as an outpatient procedure under local anaesthesia.
Knee joint nerve radiofrequency denervation is a procedure that Oxford Pain Consultants can offer via the Manor Hospital in Oxford. Please contact us via our secretary to discuss further.