Manhattan Experts with Genicular Radiofrequency Ablation, performed by Matthew Spiegel, MD


Genicular radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive procedure that uses heat energy to block the transmission of pain signals from the genicular nerves, which are a group of sensory nerves located around the knee. During the  genicular radiofrequency ablation (RFA) procedure, a needle electrode is inserted close to the genicular nerves, and high-frequency radio waves are passed through the electrode to generate heat. This heat interferes with the functioning of the nerve fibers and prevents them from transmitting pain signals to the brain. For people who experience chronic knee pain that does not improve with more traditional treatments, such as medication, physical therapy, or knee joint injections, genicular RFA aims to offer long-term relief.

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