Radiofrequency Ablation Techniques

Radiofrequency Ablation Techniques

A Volume in the Atlas of Interventional Techniques Series

1st Edition - March 13, 2023

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  • Author: Alaa Abd-Elsayed
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323875356
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323870634

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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.

Table of Contents

  • 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
    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: March 13, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323875356
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323870634

About the Author

Alaa Abd-Elsayed

Dr. Alaa Abd-Elsayed joined the faculty of the Anesthesiology Department at the University of Wisconsin in 2014 to provide Chronic Pain Medicine Services as part of the Interventional Pain Program. He received his medical training at Assiut University Medical School in Egypt, completed a master’s degree in Public Health, research fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, and residency in anesthesiology and pain management fellowship at University of Cincinnati. As part of the Interventional Pain Program, Dr. Abd-Elsayed evaluates patients at the Pain Clinic, and when an interventional pain treatment is appropriate, performs procedures at the Madison Surgery Center. Over the course of his career, he has received numerous research grants, published more than 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts and authored several editorials and book chapters. He has presented at more than 60 international and national conferences and has earned more than 15 awards at the state and national levels. In addition, he has served as a reviewer for more than 20 journals and as an editor to several journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Medical Director, UW Pain Clinic, Division Chief, Chronic Pain Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

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