Table 1

Capture rates of articular branches using classical landmarks for genicular nerve ablation

NervesClassical landmarking techniques
Superolateral approachSuperomedial approachInferomedial approach
SLGN
Transverse deep br5/5 (100%)xx
Longitudinal deep br0/5 (0%)xx
Transverse sup br0/5 (0%)xx
Longitudinal sup br0/5 (0%)xx
LBNVI
Anterior br0/5 (0%)xx
Posterior br5/5 (100%)xx
SMGN
Transverse deep brx5/5 (100%)x
Longitudinal deep brx0/5 (0%)x
Transverse sup brx0/5 (0%)x
Longitudinal sup brx0/5 (0%)x
MBNVI
Anterior brx1/5 (20%)x
Posterior brx4/5 (80%)x
IMGN
Anterior brxx5/5 (100%)
Posterior brxx0/5 (0%)
Inferior brxx0/5 (0%)
  • br, branch; IMGN, inferior medial genicular nerve; SMGN, superior medial genicular nerve; sup, superficial; x, not targeted.