A diagnostic genicular knee injection consists of placing a small amount of a local anesthetic, under fluoroscopy (x-ray guidance), on the genicular nerves which surround your knee to test your response and see if there is sufficient enough relief in the knee to justify performing a Genicular Knee Radiofrequency Ablation. After the procedure, you will feel a reduction in sensation in the knee as well as a slight numbness and tingling sensation around the knee.
Who is a candidate for Diagnostic Genicular Knee Injection?
People who suffer from chronic knee pain
People for whom traditional treatments have not helped