1 History of Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
2 Mechanism of Action
3 Patient selection, Indications, contraindications
4 Perioperative management
5 Cervical medial branches
6 Thoracic medial branches
7 Lumbar medial branches
8 Radiofrequency Ablation involving the Sacroiliac Joint
9 Radiofrequency Ablation of Hip Joint Articular Nerves
10 Knee Joint
11 Ankle Joint articular nerves
12 Shoulder Joint
13 Radiofrequency Ablation and pulsed radiofrequency of the Upper Extremity
14 Radiofrequency Ablation and pulsed radiofrequency of the Lower Extremity
15 RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION FOR HEADACHE
16 Radiofrequency Ablation and Pulsed Radiofrequency Ablation for Sympathetic Nervous System
17 Radiofrequency Ablation of the Medial Branch in the Presence of Other Devices
18 Radiofrequency Ablation Complications and Management
19 Measuring outcomes
Radiofrequency Augmentation Techniques, part of the Atlas of Interventional Pain Management series, is a concise, practical guide that provides clinicians with detailed, step-by-step guidance on how to perform the latest interventional techniques for treating patients with chronic pain. This comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide offers expert coverage of how to deliver safe, accurate, and cost-effective pain relief to patients using all clinically useful imaging modalities, including ultrasound-guided techniques and fluoroscopy. With high-quality images and clear, authoritative guidance throughout, it shows exactly how to evaluate the causes of pain, identify the most promising stimulation technique, locate the site with precision, and deliver effective relief.
• Offers a comprehensive overview of the latest techniques used in radiofrequency ablation.
• Features clinically relevant anatomic drawings and radiologic images that provide step-by-step instruction on techniques.
• Provides clear guidance on the risks and benefits, as well as indications and contraindications, for each procedure.
• Covers key topics such as radiofrequency ablation involving the sacroiliac joint, hip joint articular nerves, and upper and lower extremity; radiofrequency ablation for headache; radiofrequency ablation of the medial branch in the presence of other devices; and more.
• Includes easy-to-follow, templated content on patient selection, preoperative prep, and post-operative care.
• Contains full-color line drawings, photographs, and ultrasound images that provide you with a firm grasp of the anatomy and equipment involved with each procedure.
• Highlights potential pitfalls for each technique and offers clinical pearls on how to avoid them.
• An eBook version is included with purchase. The eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures and references, with the ability to search, customize your content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud.
Alaa Abd-Elsayed, MD, MPH, FASA, Medical Director, UW Pain Clinic, Division Chief, Chronic Pain Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin