Repeat Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation Is Beneficial for Chronic Posterior Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Svetlana Kurklinsky, M Katherine Boone, Shawn A Candler, Adam Schwab, Salim Ghazi

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Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of repeat cooled radiofrequency ablation (CRFA) in chronic posterior sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain.The electronic records of 41 adult patients who had successful CRFA were reviewed for duration of pain relief and utilization of medical care for six months before and after each CRFA procedure.Academic, tertiary medical center.Forty-one adult patients who had CRFA for chronic posterior SIJ pain.A repeat ipsilateral CRFA ablation procedure provided 9.0 months of pain relief compared with 5.5 months after the first CRFA procedure (P = 0.0378). The total number of medical treatments decreased after the first CRFA procedure (from 343 to 201). The medical cost decreased by 51.0\0.4\ minimally invasive approach, CRFA relieves chronic posterior SIJ pain and reduces patients’ utilization of medical services.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberpnz295
JournalPain Medicine (United States)
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2019

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