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Radiofrequency Thermocoagulation of the Posterior Medial Branch of the Lumbar Spine (X-Ray Guided)

  • Keiichi OmoteEmail author
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Abstract

Prognostic lumbar facet block with local anesthetic is useful in predicting whether radiofrequency lesioning of the affected facet joint will provide long-lasting relief of painful conditions.

Keywords

Radiofrequency thermocoagulation Posterior medial branch Facet joint 

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© Springer Japan KK, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sapporo Teishinkai HospitalSapporoJapan

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