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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1993;22(9): 968-974.
Rercutaneous Radiofrequency Denervation in Lumbago.
In Su Park, Tae Yoon Lee, Hyo Sook Chung, Mun Bae Ju
Department of Neurosurgery, Koryo General Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
A technique radiogrequency localization and coagulation of articular nerves supplying the lumbar facets is described and reported from a series of 46 patients with clinical diagnosis of facet syndrome over a 4-year period. None of them had clinical or radiologic evidence of a lumbar disc hrniation, and all had exhausted conservative treatment. The literature reviewed for anatomical accuracies in denervation of the medial branch of posterior primary(dorsal) ramus. The technique of facet denervation is simple and safe and relief of pain was achieved in 78% of the patient, the morbidity remains quite low.
Key Words: Facet syndrome; Percutaneous denervation; Xygapophyseal joint
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