Ultrasound-guided injections in the lumbar spine

Loizides, Alexander; Peer, Siegfried; Plaikner, Michaela; Spiss, Verena; Galiano, Klaus; Obernauer, Jochen; Gruber, Hannes
March 2011
Medical Ultrasonography;Mar2011, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p54
Academic Journal
Injection therapies play a major role in the treatment of low back pain and radiculopathy and are becoming integral parts of a multidisciplinary approach in treatment and rehabilitation of patients with pain. Pararadicular- and facet-joint injections in the lumbar spine are preferentially performed with computed tomography (CT) or fluoroscopy-guidance. In this paper we present an alternative, simple and easy to learn US-guided technique for injection therapy in the lumbar spine.


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