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Comparison of a Multi-tined Cannula Versus a Conventional Cannula for Cervical Medial Branch Radiofrequency Ablation in Chronic Neck Pain

2019-11-11 17:49:59 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Chronic neck pain is a common disorder for spine specialists. Radiofrequency ablation of medial branches has been proven effective in selected patients for relieving pain. A newer radiofrequency ablation cannula has been developed (multi-tined), allowing perpendicular access. It is proposed as an alternative to the more technically challenging traditional approach. This study aims to compared the technical and clinical aspects of both techniques.

Study Design

Conditions

Neck Pain

Intervention

Radiofrequency ablation of cervical medial branches

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)

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