EFFECTIVENESS OF RADIOFREQUENCY DENERVATION FOR PAIN RELIEF IN HIP DEGENERATIVE DISEASES

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Objective - to compare the effectiveness of radiofrequency denervation (RFD) and conservative treatment of patients with hip degenerative diseases. Material and methods. 66 patients with various stages of hip degeneration were followed up for 12 months, including 36 patients who underwent RFD and 30 patients of control group with conservative treatment. Treatment results were assessed using Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and Harris Hip Score before treatment, during the first day, 2 days later, as well as at 1, 6 and 12 months. Results: RFD patients demonstrated significantly better results compared with conservative group. Patients with coxarthrosis stage I and II, besides higher efficiency had prolonged period of remission, while patients with coxarthrosis stage III returned to the near-baseline level of pain only in 3-6 months. Conclusions: RFD is an effective treatment modality for patients with initial coxarthrosis stages, which helps to reduce significantly the disability period compared with conservative therapy. RFD is the only method of effective hip pain relieve in patients with severe comorbidities allowing to reduce analgesic consumption. This method is minimally invasive, has low cost, permits repeated procedures, making it attractive for both physicians and patients.

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G. I. Nazarenko

Medical Center of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation

Author for correspondence.
Email: noemail@neicon.ru
Russian Federation

A. M. Cherkashov

Medical Center of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation

Email: cherkam@yandex.ru
Russian Federation

V. I. Kuz'min

Medical Center of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation

Email: kuzmin.medcenter@mail.ru
Russian Federation

T. G. Sharamko

Medical Center of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation

Email: sharamko_t@mail.ru
Russian Federation

M. A. Gorokhov

Medical Center of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation

Email: mishgan62@rambler.ru
Russian Federation

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