Diagnostic Genicular Knee Injection

Diagnostic Genicular Knee Injection

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

Benefits of Diagnostic Genicular Knee Injection:

Risks of Diagnostic Genicular Knee Injection:

  • Local bleeding
  • Infection
  • Soreness at injection site
  • Allergic reaction to anesthetic
  • Medication side effects

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