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A Narrative Review of Lumbar Medial Branch Neurotomy for the Treatment of Back Pain

Bogduk, Nikolai; Dreyfuss, Paul; Govind, Jayantilal


Background: Confusion persists concerning the nature and efficacy of procedures variously known as facet denervation, lumbar medial branch radiofrequency neurotomy, and radiofrequency neurotomy or denervation for the treatment of back pain. Systematic reviews have not recognized the importance of patient selection and correct surgical technique when appraising the literature. As a result, negative conclusions about procedures have been drawn because lack of efficacy of one procedure has been...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Pain Medicine
DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-4637.2009.00692.x


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