A new treatment for knee osteoarthritis with a funny name G Block
A new treatment for knee osteoarthritis witha funny name G block for knee osteoarthritiséAlthough surgery is generally effective for patients with advanced osteoarthritis of theknee, individuals with multiple medical conditions may not be appropriate surgical candidates.In patients who have failed traditional therapies, radiofrequency (RF) neurotomy might be a minimallyinvasive treatment with low risk of complications. This procedure is based on a theory that blockingthe nerve supply to a painful area may alleviate pain and restore function. Several nervescan be approached with a needle under fluoroscopic guidance. Patients can get a diagnostic nerveblock to determine if this will provide adequate
relief. Since the purpose is to block thegenicular nerves, it is called a G block. Not a G spot or G string. a G block. Comment: This seem to be a safe, effective,and minimally invasive procedure for chronic knee OA patients. The procedure can also berepeated if necessary when nerves regenerate. Unfortunately, it does nothing to regrow cartilage.
Knee Arthritis What Is It and How Do You Treat It
(easy listening music) Hi, it's Martin. I wanted to spend a few minutes with you this morning before I run off to surgery to discuss a little bitabout knee arthritis. What I wanted to do is maybe even tell you a few things that might help you avoid me, not that I'm a bad guy or anything.
I just really have a genuine interest in helping people avoid knee surgery. I know it's strange because I'm in scrubs and I'm off to surgery but there's definitely somesimple things that can be done. The first thing that I really like to tell people is, educate yourselves. That's what I'm going to talk to you about this morning
is knee arthritis, and tell you everythingthat you need to know. In order to understandwhat knee arthritis is, first you have to understand what a normal knee looks like. And a normal knee has this spongy, shiny material called cartilage in it, and that's like the cushion in our knee that allows us to walk and move and run and jump
without pain. There's also lots of other important structures around the knee, the meniscus and the ligaments and the tendons and the strong muscles which surround the knee. There's nerves, there's blood vessels, there's a lot going on in the knee and therefore there's alot that can go wrong.
When you look at arthritis, there's two types: there's Osteoarthritis, which is a very mechanical condition and then there's something called Inflammatory Arthritis and that's where something's gone terribly wrong in the body, where the body's actually attacking the joint. That's more serious but,fortunately, more rare and that includes conditions like rheumatoid arthritis or gout, psoriatic arthritis and a bunch of other things.
The main thing I want to focus on is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis of the knee is extremely common, even on our CDC's website, they pose a study which shows that approximately one out of every two of us will develop symptomaticknee arthritis at some point in our life. What I like to call Osteoarthritis