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A Placebo-Controlled Study Assessing Lateral Branch Radiofrequency Denervation for Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain

2014-07-23 21:35:23 | BioPortfolio

Summary

In order to determine whether L4 and L5 primary dorsal rami and S1-3 lateral branch radiofrequency denervation is effective for sacroiliac (SI) joint pain, we are conducting a randomized, controlled study.

Description

30 subjects with SI joint pain confirmed by SI joint injections will be randomized to receive either L4 and L5 primary dorsal rami and S1-3 lateral branch radiofrequency denervation or sham denervation. To facilitate patient blinding, in both groups 1 ml of lidocaine will be injected before true (or sham) denervation so patients cannot feel heating. The stimulation will be the same for both groups and blinding assessed after the procedure. Follow-up visits will be at 1,3 and 6-months postprocedure.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Single Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Low Back Pain

Intervention

radiofrequency denervation

Location

Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington
District of Columbia
United States
20307

Status

Completed

Source

Johns Hopkins University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:35:23-0400

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