Comparing Lateral Branch Capture Capabilities of Bipolar, Monopolar Sacroiliac Joint Radiofrequency Ablation TechniquesFebruary 27, 2018
The current monopolar sacroiliac joint radiofrequency ablation techniques may not be capable of capturing all lateral branches, contributing to a less than optimal clinical outcomes.
The Spine Intervention Society reported an overview of appropriate use criteria for fluoroscopically guided injections and radiofrequency procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of sacroiliac joint and posterior sacroiliac complex pain.
Sacroiliac joint fusion and triangular titanium implants are associated with higher pain relief and greater reductions in disability than conservative management in patients with sacroiliac joint-related chronic low back pain.
Radiofrequency denervation may be ineffective in alleviating chronic low back pain.
This study also suggests that genetic factors, environmental factors and inflammation are independent predictors of radiographic progression in the SI joint in early axial SpA.
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