Ultrasound-guided sciatic nerve pulsed radiofrequency for chronic knee pain treatment: a novel approach

@article{Fucci2013UltrasoundguidedSN,
  title={Ultrasound-guided sciatic nerve pulsed radiofrequency for chronic knee pain treatment: a novel approach},
  author={Rub{\'e}n E. Djibilian Fucci and Javier Pascual-Ram{\'i}rez and Alino Mart{\'i}nez-Marcos and Jose M. Valverde Mantec{\'o}n},
  journal={Journal of Anesthesia},
  year={2013},
  volume={27},
  pages={935-938}
}
Chronic knee pain management with current nonpharmacological or pharmacological measures often has suboptimal results and significant side effects. Sciatic nerve pulsed radiofrequency (SNPRF) is an unexplored alternative for chronic knee pain management. We show a prospective short series of chronic knee pain patients managed with ultrasound-guided SNPRF. Visual analogue scale (VAS) was measured at baseline and 4 weeks after the procedure. The study included 25 elderly patients with severe knee… CONTINUE READING
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