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Percutaneous radiofrequency foramenal rhizotomies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6665574     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thirty quadriplegic and paraplegic patients with intractable spasticity underwent percutaneous radiofrequency foramenal rhizotomies. This produced improvement in 94% of the patients, with excellent results in 73%. The complication rate was 3%. The major disadvantage of the procedure was recurrent spasticity, which was dealt with by simple repetition of the procedure. Rehabilitative goals were facilitated; needless painful disability was avoided; a need for intense nursing was reduced; the prevention and treatment of decubitus ulcer formation was enhanced. The study suggests that this procedure is effective, inexpensive, and at low risk to the patient.
D A Herz; K C Parsons; L Pearl
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0362-2436     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:  1983 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-03-22     Completed Date:  1984-03-22     Revised Date:  2009-07-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610646     Medline TA:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  729-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Muscle Spasticity / radiotherapy
Paraplegia / radiotherapy*
Quadriplegia / radiotherapy*
Radio Waves*
Spinal Nerve Roots / surgery*

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