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Radiofrequency: Conventional and Pulsed

  • Maunak V. Rana
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Abstract

Radiofrequency technology, the manipulation of electrical energy to produce a desired clinical effect, has been utilized in various settings, including pain management, electrocardiology, and oncology. In the pain management universe, radiofrequency energy has been utilized for many indications; however, the treatment of cervical facet syndrome, lumbar facet syndrome, and sacroiliac discomfort is the most common application for this technology. Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) is a relatively recent entity designed to provide the benefit of conventional radiofrequency (CRF) with a decrease in side-effect profile.

Keywords

Trigeminal Neuralgia Transverse Process Medial Branch Cervicogenic Headache Great Occipital Nerve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology, Chicago Anesthesia Pain SpecialistsAdvocate Illinois Masonic Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.University of Illinois at Chicago Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  3. 3.ChicagoUSA

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