Radio-frequency Thermocoagulation of Sacroiliac Articular Branches (X-Ray Guided): High-Frequency Thermocoagulation of the Sacroiliac Joints

  • Toshio Itabashi
  • Takayasu Kakinuma
  • Hiroyuki Uchino


For pain of the lumbogluteal region and lower limbs originating from the sacroiliac joints, high-frequency thermocoagulation of the sacroiliac joints is a procedure to thermocoagulate the dominant nerves of the sacroiliac joints composed of segments from the L5 to second sacral (S2) vertebral body by high radio frequency.


Sacroiliac joints Thermocoagulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshio Itabashi
    • 1
  • Takayasu Kakinuma
    • 1
  • Hiroyuki Uchino
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyTokyo Medical UniversityTokyoJapan

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