JUNE 28 - JULY 2, 2020  
30 years of Care Transitions Across the Full Continuum

3006 – Joint Denervation-Eliminating the Need for Long-Term Pain Management

3006 – Joint Denervation-Eliminating the Need for Long-Term Pain Management

Helping patients to manage pain and the associated mental, physical and social impact poses a challenging task for case managers. Being familiar with a patient’s diagnosis and staying up to date on the available treatment options can help to make coordinating care for these patients less daunting. Advancements in nerve surgery principles and microsurgical techniques can be used to provide long term surgical treatment options for a number of painful injuries.

This lecture will discuss how nerve surgery can be used to relieve pain, allowing patients to restore physical function and resume everyday activities. During this lecture, we will discuss nerve related joint pain-a condition affecting millions of Americans. We will review the anatomy of the nerves supplying sensation to the joints and discuss how nerve injuries may result from traumatic injuries and surgical procedures.

We will also explain how neuropathic pain is diagnosed and describe how minimally invasive nerve surgery known as Joint Denervation surgery, can be performed to provide long term pain relief. At the conclusion of this lecture, case managers will be equipped with a new tool to consider when coordinating care for patients severely impacted by pain, nerve surgery.

Objectives:
1.Participants will be able to explain how traumatic injuries and surgical interventions may lead to nerve injuries causing chronic joint pain and the psychosocial impact it may have
2.Participants will be able to identify when a patient’s chronic pain may be nerve-related
3. Participants will be able to describe when and how nerve surgery can be used to provide long term pain relief, allowing patients to restore physical function and resume everyday activities