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ACE Report #11668
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

No difference in 3-mo outcome between ultrasound- & fluoroscopy-guided genicular nerve block for OA

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A Prospective Randomized Comparison of the Efficacy of Ultrasound- vs Fluoroscopy-Guided Genicular Nerve Block for Chronic Knee Osteoarthritis

Pain Physician. 2019 Mar;22(2):139-146

Contributing Authors: S Lee SH Yoon DH Kim MS Lee JW Shin SS Choi

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80 patients with Kellgren-Lawrence grade II-IV knee osteoarthritis were randomized to treatment with either ultrasound-guided genicular nerve block or fluoroscopy-guided genicular nerve block. Patients were assessed at 1- and 3-month follow-up for outcome related to pain on a numeric rating scale, the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC), and incidence of treatmen...

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