OSTEOARTHRITIS: Nerve ablation — a new treatment for OA pain?

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Abstract

Pain in osteoarthritis (OA) can be resistant to the medical and surgical treatments currently in use. Local denervation of the arthritic joint could offer a new approach to relieve OA pain, if the results of a new cryoneurolysis clinical trial are confirmed.

Refers to Radnovich, R. et al. Cryoneurolysis to treat the pain and symptoms of knee osteoarthritis: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled trial. Osteoarthritis Cartilagehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2017.03.006 (2017)

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