Sacroiliac joint radiofrequency ablation with a multilesion probe: a case series of 60 patients.
Journal Article (Journal Article;Multicenter Study)
This retrospective case series of patients with refractory sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain presents our first 77 SIJ radiofrequency ablation (RFA) procedures performed with a multilesion probe. Of these, 16 (20.8%) provided no relief; 55 (71.4%) provided >50% pain relief at 6 weeks; 42 (54.5%, 95% confidence interval, 42.8%-65.8%) provided >50% pain relief at 6 months; and 12 (15.6%) continued to provide >50% pain relief at 1 year. These results compare favorably to those published using other RFA techniques. In conclusion, more than half of our patients with refractory SIJ pain received some pain relief for at least 6 months after RFA.
- Schmidt, PC; Pino, CA; Vorenkamp, KE
- August 2014
Volume / Issue
- 119 / 2
Start / End Page
- 460 - 462
Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States