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Facet rhizotomy

Facet rhizotomy

Facet rhizotomy: Facet rhizotomy is the deadening of the facet joint nerves (which signal pain) with focused heat from an electrode inserted into individual vertebrae.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Facet rhizotomy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Facet rhizotomy:

Non-Surgical Options: Facet rhizotomy

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Facet rhizotomy:

Anesthetic Requirements for Facet rhizotomy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Facet rhizotomy may include:

  • Local anesthesia and sedation

Procedure Complications: Facet rhizotomy

Possible surgical complications of Facet rhizotomy may include:

  • Bruising at injection site
  • Swelling at injection site
  • Soreness at injection site
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Bleeding at injection site
  • Numbness

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Facet rhizotomy

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: Nearly immediate pain relief is achieved for most patients.

Facet rhizotomy: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Facet rhizotomy: One to two days.

Facet rhizotomy: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Facet rhizotomy) include:

  • Rhizotomy
  • Radiofrequency facet rhizotomy
  • Radiofrequency articular rhizolysis
  • Radiofrequency ablation for facet joints
  • Percutaneous radiofrequency facet denervation
  • Percutaneous facet coagulation
  • Percutaneous radiofrequency neurotomy
  • Radiofrequency neurotomy

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