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Radiofrequency ablation for sacroiliac joint pain

Radiofrequency ablation for sacroiliac joint pain

Radiofrequency ablation for sacroiliac joint pain: Radiofrequency ablation for sacroiliac joint pain is the deadening of the sacroiliac (SI) joint nerves (that signal pain) with focused heat from an electrode inserted through the skin into the SI joint.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Radiofrequency ablation for sacroiliac joint pain

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Radiofrequency ablation for sacroiliac joint pain:

  • Sacroiliac joint pain

Non-Surgical Options: Radiofrequency ablation for sacroiliac joint pain

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Radiofrequency ablation for sacroiliac joint pain:

Anesthetic Requirements for Radiofrequency ablation for sacroiliac joint pain

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Radiofrequency ablation for sacroiliac joint pain may include:

  • Local anesthetic and sedation

Procedure Complications: Radiofrequency ablation for sacroiliac joint pain

Possible surgical complications of Radiofrequency ablation for sacroiliac joint pain may include:

  • Recurrent nerve damage
  • Repeat procedures
  • Infection at insertion site
  • Numbness at insertion site
  • Permanent nerve pain
  • Temporary back pain from treatment
  • Swelling
  • Incomplete ablation, pain persists
  • Adverse reaction to anesthetic

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Radiofrequency ablation for sacroiliac joint pain

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis for extended pain relief is good for more than half of all patients; however, it is common to have the procedure repeated. Pain relief from the treatment will not be observed for two to three weeks.

Radiofrequency ablation for sacroiliac joint pain: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Radiofrequency ablation for sacroiliac joint pain: One to two days.

Radiofrequency ablation for sacroiliac joint pain: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Radiofrequency ablation for sacroiliac joint pain) include:

  • Radiofrequency denervation for sacroiliac joint pain
  • Radiofrequency neurotomy

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