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2019 May 01

Curr Pain Headache Rep



A Review of Current Denervation Techniques for Chronic Hip Pain: Anatomical and Technical Considerations.


Kumar P, Hoydonckx Y, Bhatia A
Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2019 May 01; 23(6):38.
PMID: 31044316.


Percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) denervation of articular sensory nerves of the hip joint is a minimally invasive neurotomy technique that can provide pain relief in patients with chronic hip pain. There has been an increase in the number of publications on RF denervation of the hip over the last few years although many questions remain regarding anatomical targets, technical aspects, selection criteria, and evidence for effectiveness.