Ultrasound-guided genicular nerve blocks provide short-term pain relief in adults with knee degenerative joint disease

Clinical Question

Are genicular nerve blocks effective in relieving pain in adults with degenerative joint disease of the knee?

Bottom line

In adults experiencing moderate to severe knee pain due to DJD, genicular nerve blocks provide 2 weeks to 4 weeks of clinically meaningful pain relief compared with placebo. 1b-

Study design: Randomized controlled trial (single-blinded)

Funding: Foundation

Setting: Outpatient (specialty)

Reviewer

Henry C. Barry, MD, MS
Professor
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI


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ARUP KUMAR DHARA

Impact assessment

Very good

Anonymous

knee nerve block

where to find some one that does U/S guided knee nerve blocks while waiting for knee replacement and not getting on opioids for pain