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Discover the Geniculate Nerve Radiofrequency Treatment

30 de May de 2023

This minimally invasive procedure represents an exceptional option for those seeking relief from pain associated with knee joints. In this article, we will provide you with comprehensive information about this innovative treatment and how you can benefit from it.

What is Radiofrequency N. Geniculates?

Radiofrequency N. Geniculi is a medical procedure that uses radiofrequency waves to treat pain associated with the knee joints, targeting the geniculate nerves. By applying radiofrequency energy to these nerves, the pain transmission is blocked, providing relief and improving the patient’s quality of life.

In which cases is Radiofrequency N. Geniculate indicated?

Radiofrequency N. Geniculate is especially useful in cases of:

Chronic pain in the knee joints, as a consequence of degenerative diseases, injuries, surgeries or infections.
Pain that does not respond to conventional treatments such as medications, physical therapy or infiltrations.
Patients seeking a non-surgical solution with less recovery time.

What is Radiofrequency N. Geniculates?

How is the procedure performed?

The N. Geniculate RF procedure is performed under local anesthesia and light sedation to ensure patient comfort. The physician uses a specialized device that emits radiofrequency waves and precisely guides it to the geniculate nerves using medical imaging technology. Once in position, radiofrequency energy is applied to the nerves, interrupting pain transmission.

What are the associated benefits and risks?

Some of the main benefits of N. Geniculate Radiofrequency include:

Significant pain relief, improving the patient’s quality of life.
Shorter recovery time compared to traditional surgical procedures.
Minimally invasive and safe procedure.

Although N. Geniculate Radiofrequency is a safe procedure, like any medical treatment, there are associated risks, although these are minimal. These may include:

Infection at the injection site.
Bleeding or hematoma in the treated area.
Adverse reactions to anesthesia or sedation.


Clínica San Román provides the innovative N. Geniculados Radiofrequency treatment, a safe and effective option for those patients with knee joint pain who have not obtained relief with conventional treatments. Our team of experts ensures personalized and high quality attention, with the objective of guaranteeing optimal results.

What to expect after the procedure?

Once the N. Geniculate Radiofrequency procedure is completed, the patient will be taken to a recovery room where his condition will be monitored. In general, the patient is expected to experience a marked decrease in pain within 24 to 48 hours. However, each person is different and results may vary.

Recovery time is relatively short, and most patients can resume normal activities within a few days. Your doctor may recommend limiting certain physical activities for a short period of time and following home care instructions.

Follow-up and maintenance:

The long-term success of N. Geniculata RF may depend on regular follow-up with the physician and the performance of physical therapy or other complementary treatments. In some cases, it may be necessary to repeat the radiofrequency procedure if the pain recurs or is not adequately relieved.


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