Sacroiliac Joint Radiofrequency Ablation with a Multi lesion Probe: A Case Series of 60 Patients ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA Schmidt, P. C., Pino, C. A., Vorenkamp, K. E. 2014; 119 (2): 460–62


This retrospective case series of patients with refractory sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain presents our first 77 SIJ radiofrequency ablation (RFA) procedures performed with a multilesion probe. Of these, 16 (20.8%) provided no relief; 55 (71.4%) provided >50% pain relief at 6 weeks; 42 (54.5%, 95% confidence interval, 42.8%-65.8%) provided >50% pain relief at 6 months; and 12 (15.6%) continued to provide >50% pain relief at 1 year. These results compare favorably to those published using other RFA techniques. In conclusion, more than half of our patients with refractory SIJ pain received some pain relief for at least 6 months after RFA.

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