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2022 Oct 06



Painful total knee arthroplasty: Infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve selective denervation. A case series.


Giannetti A, Valentino L, Giovanni Mazzoleni M, Tarantino A, Calvisi V
Knee. 2022 Oct 06; 39:197-202.
PMID: 36209652.


Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a reliable and widespread solution for knee osteoarthritis treatment, but about 20% of the patients complains of persisting pain. Neuroma formation in the IPBSN (infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve) is an undervalued cause of persistent anterior pain after TKA. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the selective neuroma denervation on patients satisfaction and pain improvement.