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ACE Report #7266
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Pulsed radiofrequency effective treatment option for degenerative spondylolisthesis


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effect of pulsed radiofrequency in treatment of facet-joint origin back pain in patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis

Eur Spine J. 2014 Sep;23(9):1927-32

Contributing Authors: M Hashemi M Hashemian SA Mohajerani G Sharifi

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Synopsis

Eighty adult patients suffering from facet joint pain due to degenerative spondylolisthesis were randomly assigned to pulsed radiotherapy (PRF) or standard steroid injection to compare the following outcome measures: pain relief, functional status, patient satisfaction, and total analgesic dosage. At 6 months post-treatment, patients who received PRF demonstrated a significant reduction in NRS pai...

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