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23-07-2018 | Pain disorders | Review | Article

Current Concepts and Future Directions of Minimally Invasive Treatment for Knee Pain

Journal:
Current Rheumatology Reports

Authors: Daryl T. Goldman, Rachel Piechowiak, Daniel Nissman, Sandeep Bagla, Ari Isaacson

Publisher: Springer US

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to review the percutaneous interventions available for the treatment of osteoarthrosis of the knee that address pain and prolong the time to arthroplasty.
Corticosteroid injection and viscosupplementation have been the most studied, but there is still no consensus about their value. Thermal nerve ablation, including both radiofrequency ablation and cryoneurolysis, is a promising new modality of therapy that may increase in clinical use given current data showing favorable outcomes. Of the future therapies that are currently under investigation, synovial embolization via the geniculate arteries represents an exciting new approach that may soon be available clinically.
There are various percutaneous interventions available for the treatment of osteoarthrosis of the knee that address pain and prolong the time to arthroplasty.

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