Pulse-Dose Radiofrequency for Knee Osteoartrithis

@article{Masala2013PulseDoseRF,
  title={Pulse-Dose Radiofrequency for Knee Osteoartrithis},
  author={Salvatore Masala and Roberto Fiori and Mario Raguso and Marco Morini and Eros N Calabria and Giovanni Simonetti},
  journal={CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={37},
  pages={482-487}
}
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of disability in the elderly. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of pulse-dose radiofrequency (PDRF) in patients with chronic pain refractory to conservative therapies. Between January 2011 and November 2012, PDRF was performed on 40 patients. A 20-gauge cannula, 10 cm in length, was introduced in the antero-lateral region of the interested knee, and its tip was placed in the joint space under fluoroscopic guidance. After… CONTINUE READING

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