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2022 Apr 29

Pain Pract

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome of the Knee after Conventional Radiofrequency Ablation of the Genicular Nerves Treated Successfully with Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation: A Case Report.


Radiofrequency (RF) treatment of the genicular nerves offers pain relief in patients suffering from chronic knee pain including persistent post-surgical knee pain (PPSP). We present the first case report of the development of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in a chronic knee pain patient after an RF ablation of the genicular nerves that was successfully treated with dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation.