MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound for the Novel and Innovative Management of Osteoarthritic Knee Pain

Masashi Izumi; Masahiko Ikeuchi; Motohiro Kawasaki; Takahiro Ushida; Kazuo Morio; Hirofumi Namba; Thomas Graven-Nielsen; Yasuhiro Ogawa; Toshikazu Tani

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BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2013;14(267) 

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Conclusion

MRgFUS treatment had a potential of rapid and long-lasting pain alleviation without adverse side effects. Significant increase of PPTs on treated area showed successful denervation effect on the nociceptive nerve terminals. MRgFUS is a promising and innovative procedure for noninvasive pain management of knee OA.

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