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Pain pp 869-872 | Cite as

Radiofrequency Treatment

  • Adrian J. Maurer
  • Kenneth D. Candido
  • Nebojsa Nick KnezevicEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

Radiofrequency therapy is a treatment modality consisting of the delivery of a high frequency current to ablate a tissue target. The advantages of radiofrequency ablation include anatomic precision of lesion delivery, as well as predictability of response. This chapter discusses the basic principles of radiofrequency treatments as well as clinical applications for this therapeutic option.

Keywords

Radiofrequency Ablation Pulsed radiofrequency Cooled radiofrequency Medial branch Sacroiliac joint SI joint Denervation Neurolysis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian J. Maurer
    • 1
  • Kenneth D. Candido
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nebojsa Nick Knezevic
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyAdvocate Illinois Masonic Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Anesthesiology and SurgeryUniversity of Illinois College of MedicineChicagoUSA

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