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Volume:7 Issue:8 Number:21 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #11933
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Cost-effectiveness of cooled radiofrequency ablation vs. IAS injection for treatment of knee OA

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

Cooled radiofrequency ablation of the genicular nerves for chronic pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee: a cost-effectiveness analysis based on trial data

BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2019; 20: 302.

Contributing Authors: M Desai A Bentley WA Keck T Haag RS Taylor H Dakin

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151 patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) pain were randomized to receive cooled radiofrequency ablation (CRFA) or intra-articular corticosteroid (IAS) injections. Patients in the IAS group were given the opportunity to cross over to CRFA treatment after 6 months, however these patients were not included in the CRFA group analysis. The primary outcome of interest was the cost per quality-adjusted...

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