Document Detail

The use of radiofrequency lesions for pain relief in failed back patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2968976     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
If conservative measures fail in the treatment of the failed back patient and if there is no indication for further surgery, interruption of nerve pathways conducting noxious stimuli may be attempted. The indication for such treatment is made on the result of a series of prognostic blocks analysing the conduction pattern of noxious stimuli. A new technique is described to interrupt the grey communicating ramus, conducting afferent fibres from the anterolateral and anterior parts of the annulus fibrosus. Results indicate a discrepancy between the result of radiofrequency lesions and the outcome of prognostic blocks. The discrepancy is more pronounced in failed back patients. Treatment with radiofrequency lesions is well tolerated and it has few adverse effects. It has a measure of success in a group of patients who are very difficult to manage otherwise.
M E Sluijter
Related Documents :
22180996 - Penile paraffinoma and ulcers of penis.
9285606 - Ganglion cyst involvement of peripheral nerves.
1886656 - Intracanalicular acoustic neurinomas.
2846416 - Neuropathies associated with radical pelvic surgery for gynecologic cancer.
21926106 - Closed chest lobectomy with subxyphoid retraction.
21713166 - Cross-chest liposuction in gynaecomastia.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International disability studies     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0259-9147     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Disabil Stud     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-08-18     Completed Date:  1988-08-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710422     Medline TA:  Int Disabil Stud     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Boveny Ziekenhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Autonomic Nerve Block / methods*
Back Pain / physiopathology,  radiography,  radiotherapy*,  surgery
Electric Stimulation / methods
Nerve Block / methods*
Neural Conduction / radiation effects
Neural Pathways / radiation effects
Radio Waves*

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  The failed back--an orthopaedic view.
Next Document:  Liquid chromatographic determination of medroxyprogesterone acetate in tablets.