Int J Surg 2021 Apr 18:105951. Epub 2021 Apr 18.
Department of Trauma center, Affiliated Hospital of Yangzhou University, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, 225000, China. Electronic address:
Background: Currently, there is poor evidence on the effect of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) on pain and knee function in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). We performed a meta-analysis on randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to determine the effectiveness and safety of RFA on pain and knee function in individuals with knee OA.
Methods: PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, Cochrane, Ovid and MEDLINE were systematically searched (up to March 20, 2021) to obtain literature focusing on the impact of RFA on knee OA, using the following keywords and their synonyms: "radiofrequency ablation", "neurotomy", "knee" and "osteoarthritis". Read More