Indian Journal of Pain

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41--43

Treatment of chronic hip osteoarthritic pain with intra-articular phenol


John Monagle1, Joanne Ee2 
1 Pain Medicine Unit, Southern Health, Academic Board of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
2 Pain Medicine Unit, Southern Health, Melbourne, Australia

Correspondence Address:
John Monagle
Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Southern Health, Level 3, 246 Clayton Rd, Clayton 3168
Australia

This case report aims to introduce the use of intra-articular phenol in the management of chronic pain due to severe hip osteoarthritis in a patient with multiple comorbidities, in whom operative management was not an option. Phenol has been used in pain medicine since 1936, as a neurolytic agent. It has been used intrathecally, epidurally, in paravertebral somatic blocks, peripheral nerve blocks, and sympathetic blocks. It has been used for joints in the lower spine, but has not yet been described as an intra-articular agent for pain management of major weight-bearing joints.


How to cite this article:
Monagle J, Ee J. Treatment of chronic hip osteoarthritic pain with intra-articular phenol.Indian J Pain 2013;27:41-43


How to cite this URL:
Monagle J, Ee J. Treatment of chronic hip osteoarthritic pain with intra-articular phenol. Indian J Pain [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 May 31 ];27:41-43
Available from: http://www.indianjpain.org/article.asp?issn=0970-5333;year=2013;volume=27;issue=1;spage=41;epage=43;aulast=Monagle;type=0