Percutaneous radiofrequency rhizotomy lumbar spinal facets: The results of 46 cases

Gocer A., Cetinalp E., Tuna M., Ildan F., Bagdatoglu H., Haciyakupoglu S.

NEUROSURGICAL REVIEW, vol.20, no.2, pp.114-116, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf01138194
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.114-116
  • Keywords: electrocoagulation, facet rhizotomy, low-back pain, thermocoagulation, BACK-PAIN, DENERVATION
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


The results of percutaneous radiofrequency rhizotomy of lumbar spinal facets in 46 patients followed at least three months (mean 15 months) are reported and compared with those reported previously. Satisfactory pain relief three months after the procedure was achieved in 36.4 percent of patients without operations and in 41.7 percent of patients with operations other than fusion.