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Did you know 30 percent of knee-replacement patients still suffer from pain after surgery? This pain typically occurs on the outside of the joint and is treated with anti-inflammatories, injections, physical therapy or surgery – to varying degrees of success. When traditional treatments don’t deliver results, a genicular block could be the answer.
A genicular nerve block is an injection in the nerves around the knee, designed to result in temporary analgesia. It’s a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure with a short recovery, and the pain-reducing effects can last up to a year.