Sacroiliac joint radiofrequency ablation with a multilesion probe: a case series of 60 patients.

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Journal Article

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schmidt, PC; Pino, CA; Vorenkamp, KE

Published Date

  • August 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 119 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 460 - 462

PubMed ID

  • 25046790

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25046790

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1526-7598

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-2999

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1213/ane.0000000000000282

Language

  • eng