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ACE Report #9085
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US & fluoroscopy-guided corticosteroid injection similar for sacroiliac joint arthritis


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Comparison of Fluoroscopy and Ultrasound Guidance for Sacroiliac Joint Injection in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain

Pain Pract. 2016 Jun;16(5):537-44.

Contributing Authors: N Soneji A Bhatia R Seib P Tumber M Dissanayake PW Peng

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Synopsis

40 patients with low back pain due to sacroiliac joint arthritis were randomized to receive a singular steroid/anesthetic injection with the aid of either ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance. The purpose of this study was to compare differences in efficacy (pain, disability), accuracy (intraarticular vs. periarticular needle placements), and patient discomfort/satisfaction throughout three-month f...

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