Radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of pain in the sacroiliac joint
Keywords:Sacroiliac joint dysfunction, Radiofrequency ablation
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is the main source of pain in the lumbosacral joint in 10–25 % of patients. Radiofrequency ablation of sacroiliac joint has been proposed as longlasting as effective treatment option for pain relief of symptoms after application of intra-articular injections of hormonal drugs.
The efficacy analysis of radiofrequency ablation of sacroiliac joints. Materials and methods. We analyzed the data of 8 patients (1 man and 7 women) in the age from 55 to 91, who were treated in the outpatient department of rehabilitation of the State institution “Institute of traumatology and Orthopedics of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine”.
The reduction in pain was determined in VAS from 7.0 ± 0.41 to 4.33 ± 0.58 before treatment, 3.75 ± 0.25 after the procedure, and 2.75 ± 0.33 after 6 and 12 months. The data of ODI and Roland-Morris assessment of life quality at all stages are to be correlated with VAS (baseline rcan = 0.74, final observation rcan = 0.99).
Radiofrequency ablation – effective treatment of pain in the sacroiliac joint.
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