Use of pulsed radiofrequency in failed back surgery syndrome
Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is a well-recognized complication of spinal surgery. Pulse radiofrequency of dorsal root ganglion has been recently described for such patients. In this report, pulsed radiofrequency was applied in 3 patients with failed back surgery syndrome, presenting with severe pain. Reasonable to good pain relief was achieved in 2 patients in 6 months follow-up, however, one patient got short-term pain relief. Based on this limited experience in FBSS where conventional and non-conventional treatments are not effective, pulsed radiofrequency may be considered a logical choice.
Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan
Hussain, A. M.,
(2007). Use of pulsed radiofrequency in failed back surgery syndrome. Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, 17(6), 353-355.
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