Presenting intervention therapy for knee pain at the SOTS 2017 orthopaedic congress in Žilina

26. 10. 2017

At the Jesenný Kongres SOTS 2017 orthopaedic congress, which took place from 18 to 20 October in Žilina, we presented an option for effective pain management in patients with advanced gonarthrosis in the framework of our specialization in interventional treatment of pain. The lecture was delivered by MUDr. Róbert Rapčan, MBA, FIPP.

As the main specialization of EuroPainClinics®, we are successfully developing interventional pain treatment in the field of treating back pain, where we have been achieving long-term successes, as well as in the field of knee pain, which we are developing intensively with the benefit of new therapies, special motion diagnostics and physiotherapy in cooperation with foreign specialists. At the orthopaedic congress we presented innovative dual radiofrequency therapy for knee pain with advanced osteoarthritis.

In his lecture “RF Denervation of the Genicular Nerves of the Knee in Patients with Advanced Arthritis”, MUDr. Róbert Rapčan, MBA, FIPP, focused on the radiofrequency treatment of knee pain in patients diagnosed with stage 3 and 4 osteoarthritis. This minimally-invasive operation is one of the options for palliative pain modulation, which can achieve significant relief from pain, as confirmed by the relevant clinical trials. Depending on the indication, it is possible to perform another minimally invasive operation, bipolar intraarticular pulsed radiofrequency, which modifies inflammation (osteoarthritis) in the knee joint.

The therapy is suitable for patients with chronic knee pain, longer than 6 months, whose current treatment brings little or no relief, who are not suitable for surgery or refuse surgery. The treatment is also suitable for patients waiting for partial or complete endoprosthesis.

The lecture by MUDr. Rapčan was received very positively by the professional public, which was also evidenced by the physicians’ subsequent interest in the operation, how it was performed and the clinical background when they visited the EuroPainClinics® Information Centre that we opened at the congress.

The SOTS 2017 Jesenný Congress with international participation was organized by the Slovak Orthopedic and Traumatology Society, the Faculty Hospital with a Polyclinic in Žilina – the Orthopedic Unit – the Slovak Medical Chamber and the Regional Nursing Chamber. It was an accredited professional event included in the Continuous Medical Education System of the ACS CME.