Radiofrequency Denervation Treatment And The Outcomes In Patients With Lumbar And Lumbosacral Fusion And Diagnosed With Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Objective: Low back pain in adults is the most commonly reported cause of the pain. After the surgery, some patients may have low back pain that is different from that seen before the surgery.
The aim of the present study was to demonstrate that this post-fusion pain is originated from the sacroiliac joint.
Methods: This study was carried out on 93 patients previously underwent lumbar or lumbosacral fusion surgery and admitted to our outpatient clinic between July 2011 and September 2014 with postoperative persistent chronic pain (for more than 3 months) which is different from the preoperative pain.
Results: The VAS scores in patients having fusion ending at L5 and S1, respectively. Mean pre-procedural VAS scores of the patients from S1 and L5 groups suggest that patients having fusion ending at S1 have admitted to our clinic with a more severe pain.
Conclusion: The percutaneous tripolar electrode RF device designed as a safe, easily applied and encouraging method will eliminate the unnecessary and in accurate surgical interventions and revision surgeries. This will also increase the success of the surgeon.