Does Application of Genicular Nerve Block in Addition to Intra-articular Steroid Injection Increase Efficacy in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis?

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Cetingok H.

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF BAKIRKOY, vol.18, no.1, pp.77-81, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/bmj.galenos.2022.2022.2-15
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-81
  • Keywords: Knee osteoarthritis, genicular nerve block, intra-articular steroid injection, DOUBLE-BLIND, PAIN, RADIOFREQUENCY
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Knee osteoarthritis is a disease which is characterized by severe pain and joint stiffness. Intra-articular steroid injections improve pain relief and knee mobility and widely used routinely especially if the inflammation and effusion are present in the joint. Genicular nerve block has been reported to be a new successful method in the management of chronic knee pain related to gonarthrosis. The current study assesss whether genicular nerve block application in addition to intra-articular steroid injection provides a more successful result.