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Kevin Phan, Alexander E Dunn, Prashanth J Rao, Ralph J Mobbs
Lumbar disc herniation arises when the annulus fibrosus of the vertebral disc fails, thus allowing displacement of the nucleus pulposus and other tissue. The term far lateral is used variably in the literature and usually refers to an extraforaminal displacement in the peridiscal zone peripheral to the sagittal plane of the most lateral part of the pedicle at the same level. Non-surgical treatments of far lateral disc herniation include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, and corticosteroid injections...
March 2016: J Spine Surg
Katarzyna Iwan, Matthew C Kruppenbacher, Annie G Philip
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September 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Annalisa P Liotta, Maud Girod, Dominique Peeters, Charlotte Sandersen, Thierry Couvreur, Géraldine Bolen
OBJECTIVE To determine clinical effects of CT-guided lumbosacral facet joint, transforaminal epidural, and translaminar epidural injections of methylprednisolone acetate in healthy dogs. ANIMALS 15 healthy Beagles. PROCEDURES Dogs were randomly assigned to 3 groups (5 dogs/group) and received a single CT-guided lumbosacral facet joint, transforaminal epidural, or translaminar epidural injection of methylprednisolone acetate (0.1 mg/kg). Contrast medium was injected prior to injection of methylprednisolone to verify needle placement...
October 2016: American Journal of Veterinary Research
Lukas Philipp Beyer, Katharina Michalik, Christoph Niessen, Natascha Platz Batista da Silva, Isabell Wiesinger, Christian Stroszczynski, Philipp Wiggermann
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare robotic assisted and freehand facet joint puncture on a phantom model in regards to time requirements and puncture accuracy. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty facet joints were punctured, 20 using a robotic guidance system and 20 using a freehand procedure. Side and height of the facet joints were randomized and identical for both groups. Procedural accuracy, defined as axial and sagittal deviation, as well as the number of corrections were assessed. Procedure times for each step were documented and time requirements for pre-positioning, reconstruction, planning, and total intervention were calculated...
September 20, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Joshua A Hirsch, Vidyasagar Pampati, Mark V Boswell
Increasing utilization of interventional techniques in managing chronic spinal pain, specifically facet joint interventions and sacroiliac joint injections, is a major concern of healthcare policy makers. We analyzed the patterns of utilization of facet and sacroiliac joint interventions in managing chronic spinal pain. The results showed significant increase of facet joint interventions and sacroiliac joint injections from 2000 to 2014 in Medicare FFS service beneficiaries. Overall, the Medicare population increased 35 %, whereas facet joint and sacroiliac joint interventions increased 313...
October 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
E Shim, J W Lee, E Lee, T Im, Y Kang, J M Ahn, H S Kang
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of facet joint injection (FJI) for patients with lumbar central canal stenosis (LCS) in comparison with epidural steroid injection (ESI) in the same individuals. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two hundred and fifty-two patients who underwent both FJI and ESI for LCS between January 2014 and December 2014 were considered for enrolment in the study. A radiologist retrospectively conducted a chart review and recorded which injection was chosen as the third injection after sequential injections of FJI and ESI, and why clinicians chose the particular injection method...
October 8, 2016: Clinical Radiology
V V Ramesh Chandra, B C M Prasad, C Krishna Mohan, T C Kalawat, V Satyanarayana, A Y Lakshmi
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is caused by a variety of conditions. When conventional imaging failed, single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) was superior to scintigraphy in identifying the pathology. Injection therapies are often helpful in treating the pathology. AIM: To determine the cause of chronic low backache in individuals with normal conventional imaging (radiographs, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging), to determine the specific pathology using scintigraphic studies and diagnostic blocks; and, to treat the individuals with various spinal injection techniques and determine their efficacy...
September 2016: Neurology India
Wael Mohamed Mohamed Moussa, Wael Khedr
OBJECTIVES: Percutaneous radiofrequency denervation of the medial dorsal branch is often used in chronic low back pain of intervertebral facet etiology, which is sometimes difficult to perform and recurrence of pain often ensues. We theorized that shifting the target of RF coagulation to the facet joint capsule would provide an easier target and a longer-lived pain relieving response. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial where 120 patients diagnosed with CLBP of a confirmed facet origin were randomly divided into three equal groups, the first was submitted to percutaneous radiofrequency coagulation of the facet joint capsule, the second underwent percuataneous denervation of the medial dorsal branch and the third did not receive radiofrequency lesioning...
November 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Alexander Seitel, Samira Sojoudi, Jill Osborn, Abtin Rasoulian, Saman Nouranian, Victoria A Lessoway, Robert N Rohling, Purang Abolmaesumi
Spinal needle injections are guided by fluoroscopy or palpation, resulting in radiation exposure and/or multiple needle re-insertions. Consequently, guiding these procedures with live ultrasound has become more popular, but images are still challenging to interpret. We introduce a guidance system based on augmentation of ultrasound images with a patient-specific 3-D surface model of the lumbar spine. We assessed the feasibility of the system in a study on 12 patients. The system could accurately provide augmentations of the epidural space and the facet joint for all subjects...
September 1, 2016: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
Yann Le Clec'h, Cynthia K Peterson, Florian Brunner, Christian W A Pfirrmann
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes of patients referred for cervical facet joint injections by either a medical doctor (MD) primarily basing the selection of facet levels on structural changes found on imaging vs a doctor of chiropractic (DC) selecting the levels for injection based on palpation for pain. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort outcome study including 121 consecutive patients receiving cervical facet injections with completed outcomes questionnaires...
September 2016: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Mark-Friedrich B Hurdle
As the population ages, more patients are developing degenerative changes of the spine and associated pain. Although interventional procedures for axial and radicular spine pain have been available for decades, common imaging modalities have relied on ionizing radiation for guidance. Over the past decade, ultrasound has become increasingly popular to image both peripheral musculoskeletal and axial structures. This article reviews the use of ultrasound in the guidance of spine procedures, including cervical and lumbar facet injections and medial branch blocks, third occipital nerve blocks, thoracic facet and costotransverse joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections, and caudal and interlaminar epidural injections...
August 2016: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Qin Zhou, Fang Zhou, Long Wang, Kang Liu
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to observe the clinical efficacy and feasibility of improved X-rays-guided radiofrequency thermocoagulation denervation for treating low back pain secondary to lumbar facet joint syndrome (LFJS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighty LFJS patients were randomly assigned into two groups: the denervation group (n=40), treated with percutaneous radiofrequency thermocoagulation denervation on the lumbar facet joint, and the control group (n=40), injected with betamethasone and lidocaine into the lumbar facet joint...
September 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
J Fleisch, A Dahan
Pain from the sacroiliac (SI) joint is, along with osteoarthritis of the facet joints, one of the main sources of mechanical low back pain. Here we discuss the negative results of two recent randomized controlled trials in the Netherlands on the use of radiofrequency (RF) denervation to treat low back pain arising from the SI joint. Possible causes of treatment failure are discussed. The authors also discuss the use of an intra-articular injection of the combination of a local anaesthetic and a glucocorticoid as an alternative to RF denervation...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Marcus Middendorp, Konstantinos Kollias, Hanns Ackermann, Annina Splettstößer, Thomas J Vogl, M Fawad Khan, Adel Maataoui
AIM: To investigate if the clinical outcome of intra-articular lumbar facet joint injections is affected by the therapist's attitude. METHODS: A total of 40 patients with facet joint-associated chronic low back pain were randomly divided into two groups. All patients received computed tomography-guided, monosegmental intra-articular facet joint injections. Following the therapeutic procedure, the patients of the experimental group (EG) held a conversation with the radiologist in a comfortable atmosphere...
June 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
David J Wang, Stephen P Lownie, David Pelz, Sachin Pandey
Spinal synovial cysts are benign protrusions of facet joint capsules caused by degenerative spondylosis, most frequently involving the L4-5 level, and commonly lead to symptoms of back pain, radiculopathy and neurogenic claudication. Although percutaneous treatment via facet joint steroid injection with cyst rupture can provide significant symptom relief, cyst rupture is not always achievable via an indirect trans-facet approach due to limited access from severe degenerative changes. In this case, we describe a successful approach to direct cyst access using a laser-guided navigational software in a patient with severe facet joint osteophytosis...
October 2016: Interventional Neuroradiology
A Migliore, E Bizzi, O De Lucia, A Delle Sedie, S Tropea, M Bentivegna, A Mahmoud, C Foti
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the current study is to collect scientific data on all branded hyaluronic acid (HA) products in Italy that are in use for intra-articular (IA) injection in osteoarthritis (OA) compared with that reported in the leaflet. METHODS: An extensive literature research was performed for all articles reporting data on the IA use of HA in OA. Selected studies were taken into consideration only if they are related to products based on HAs that are currently marketed in Italy with the specific joint indication for IA use in patients affected by OA...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
Ki Deok Park, Woo Yong Lee, Jihae Lee, Min-Ho Park, Jae Ki Ahn, Yongbum Park
BACKGROUND: Trochanteric bursa injections of corticosteroids and local anesthetics have been shown to provide pain relief for the treatment of greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS). However, symptom recurrence and incomplete symptom relief are common. The reason for the variation in response is unclear but may be related to disease-, treatment-, or patient-related factors. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there are factors related to patient, treatment, or disease that can predict either the magnitude or duration of response to ultrasound-guided trochanteric bursa injections for GTPS...
May 2016: Pain Physician
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Vidyasagar Pampati, Joshua A Hirsch
BACKGROUND: The increase in the utilization of various techniques in managing chronic pain, including interventional techniques, is a major concern for policy-makers and the public at large. Consequently, multiple regulations have been instituted to reduce health care expenditures in general and expenditures related to interventional techniques in particular. Previous investigations have shown significant increases of utilization of interventional techniques across the board with minor decreases noted in 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2013...
May 2016: Pain Physician
Jinyoung Oh, Daehyun Jo, Koohyun Kim, Jungwoo Shim, Misun Roh
UNLABELLED: Lumbar spinal stenosis is one of most common pathologic conditions affecting the lumbar spine. Pain and/or disability in the low back and lower extremities with or without neurogenic claudication may occur as a result of compression of dural sac contents or nerve roots in the narrowed space. Bulging and protrusion, facet joint hypertrophy, and disc herniation combined with osteophytes and arthritic changes of facet joints can be the cause of lumbar spinal stenosis. Medical/interventional treatment may be considered as an initial treatment for patients with mild symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis...
May 2016: Pain Physician
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Joshua A Hirsch, Frank Je Falco, Mark V Boswell
AIM: To investigate the diagnostic validity and therapeutic value of lumbar facet joint interventions in managing chronic low back pain. METHODS: The review process applied systematic evidence-based assessment methodology of controlled trials of diagnostic validity and randomized controlled trials of therapeutic efficacy. Inclusion criteria encompassed all facet joint interventions performed in a controlled fashion. The pain relief of greater than 50% was the outcome measure for diagnostic accuracy assessment of the controlled studies with ability to perform previously painful movements, whereas, for randomized controlled therapeutic efficacy studies, the primary outcome was significant pain relief and the secondary outcome was a positive change in functional status...
May 18, 2016: World Journal of Orthopedics
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