Hip Joint Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation
Chronic osteoarthritis pain of the hip joint is often not effectively managed with non-pharmacological or pharmacological treatments. Radiofrequency (RF) neurotomy, when applied to articular branches, provides a therapeutic alternative for effective management of chronic pain associated with osteoarthritis of the hip.
Although surgery is generally effective for patients with advanced disease, some older individuals with comorbidities may not be appropriate surgical candidates. Furthermore, hip replacement is major surgery and has significant associated risks. Some patients may not wish to consider surgery and prefer non- surgical options. In these patients, radiofrequency (RF) neurotomy of the articular nerves might be a successful alternative to surgery. This procedure is based on the theory that cutting the nerve supply to a painful structure may alleviate pain and restore function.
At Pain Spa Dr Krishna is very experienced in performing interventional pain procedures.