Genicular Nerve Blocks/Radiofrequency
A genicular nerve block involves injecting anesthetic into the knee numbing the genicular nerve providing temporary pain relief. This procedure can help determine if the patient is a candidate for nerve ablation, where radiofrequency is used to heat the genicular nerve disrupting its ability to send pain signals providing long term pain relief.
Stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are both biologics that can assist in the regeneration of damaged tissue. They can work together to potentially repair and regenerate damaged tissue and can be a viable alternative to surgery.
Peripheral Nerve Stimulator
Peripheral nerve stimulation involves surgery that places a small electrical device next to one of the peripheral nerves. The device delivers rapid electrical pulses to the nerve or nerves using one or several electrodes.
DRG stimulation features two components that are surgically implanted: A pulse generator, which is placed beneath the skin in the buttocks or abdomen, and up to four leads. The leads are attached to the pulse generator and the tissue near the target treatment area. When activated, the leads send very small electrical impulses to the dorsal root ganglion, thereby blocking the pain stimulant.