Fake News: The Risk of Promoted Flawed Data and Crucial Role of Evidence-Based Interventional Pain Management (306)

11:30 am–12:30 pm Saturday, April 28

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An evidence-based review of common interventional procedures focusing on epidural steroid injections and radiofrequency neurotomy. The importance of patient selection and procedural techniques to help counteract the inappropriate combining of divergent techniques and patient populations that is frequently done in review articles and practice guidelines will be highlighted.

Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy: An EBM Overview of Selection and Technique

David J. Kennedy, MD

Epidural Steroid Injections: Evidence-Based Techniques Yield Positive Outcomes

Timothy P. Maus, MD

Practical Application of Evidence-Based Medicine Principles to the Mint Randomized Clinical Trials

Yakov Vorobeychik, MD PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify patients suffering from pain of facet joint origin with high specificity and appropriate sensitivity.
  • Perform anatomically correct RF neurotomy that will lesion the medial branch effectively.
  • Select epidural steroid injection techniques that maximize outcomes in radicular pain patients.