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Radiofrequency Ablation

  • Chase A. Kissling
  • David Provenzano
  • Steven P. Cohen
  • Eric T. Lee
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Abstract

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been around for the last four decades and is being used with increasing frequency to address recalcitrant axial spine and more recently treatment-resistant knee pain. Evidence for various treatment sites is variable and ongoing, but the majority of research suggests an overall benefit for the use of RFA for patients who have been appropriately selected based on history, physical, and relative confirmation of the source with relief following diagnostic blocks.

Keywords

Radiofrequency ablation RFA Sacroiliac Lumbar Cervical Knee Genicular Axial spine Intervention Facet 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chase A. Kissling
    • 1
  • David Provenzano
    • 2
  • Steven P. Cohen
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  • Eric T. Lee
    • 7
  1. 1.Walter Reed National Military Medical CenterBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Pain Diagnostics and Interventional CareSewickleyUSA
  3. 3.Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care MedicineJohns Hopkins School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  4. 4.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationJohns Hopkins School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  5. 5.Department of AnesthesiologyUniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA
  6. 6.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationUniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA
  7. 7.Musculoskeletal Care and Regenerative Medicine,St Charles Spine InstituteThousand OaksUSA

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