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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 97-99

Bipolar radiofrequency ablation of genicular nerves in patients with pacemaker


Chief Consultant and Head, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Relief Services, Tata Motors Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

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Ashok Jadon
Chief Consultant and Head, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Relief Services, Tata Motors Hospital, Jamshedpur-831004, Jharkhand
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10046-0021

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Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of genicular nerves (GN) provides good long-term pain relief in patients with knee joint pain. Unipolar RFA is commonly used technique, however, it is contraindicated in patients with implanted pacemaker due to risk of pacemaker failure and arrhythmia. We present a case report of two cases of genicular nerve RFA where bipolar RFA was used successfully in patients with permanent pacemaker to manage chronic knee pain. Both patients showed effective pain relief. Bipolar RFA was done uneventfully without any complication.


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