C-2858 - The effectiveness of radiofrequency denervation for treatment of chronic low back pain originating from facet joints: our experience
C-2858 - The effectiveness of radiofrequency denervation for treatment of chronic low back pain originating from facet joints: our experienceC. Bennici, F. Barone, D. Picone, G. Lo Re, M. Midiri, R. Lagalla, C. Genova; Palermo/IT Type: Scientific Exhibit
Area of Interests: Musculoskeletal spine, Interventional non-vascular
Imaging Techniques: MR, CT
Procedures: Ablation procedures, Treatment effects
Special Focus: Athletic injuries
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Aims and objectives: The aim of our study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment of low back pain in patients with a diagnosis of facet joints syndrome, with the aid of infiltrative treatment with radiofrequency drugs.
Methods and materials: From June 2014 to January 2016 at the radiological department of university hospital were treated 20 patients (mean age 55 years) with intractable pain, not responsive to pharmacological therapy and continued for more than 6 months. All patients, after a careful clinical examination and neuroradiolo[...]
Results: All patients enrolled in the study were successfully treated. They were not recorded complications acutely and after 15 days from the execution of the procedure (Fig. 1-3). Their clinical symptomatology was perfectly resolved in the whole population.
Conclusion: Facet joints have synovial linings and capsules and are highly innervated by free nerve endings in the tissues. Facet joints can become inflamed and result in progressive joint degeneration, which increases friction between facets and become a pain generator.So, syndrome inflamed facet joint can mim[...]
Personal information: Department of Biopathology and Medical Biotechnology (Di.Bi.Med) of Radiological Sciences Section Policlinico "Paolo Giaccone", University of Palermo Via del Vespro, 127, 90129 Palermo Fax. 0916552324 Tel. 0916552316 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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