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Vertebral Augmentation

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CHAPTER 39 Vertebral Augmentation Ramsin Benyamin, Ricardo Vallejo, Atiq Rehman, and Allen Burton INTRODUCTION The aging population gives us cause for great concern especially in those suffering from osteoporosis. Rates…

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Tendon Injections

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CHAPTER 56 Tendon Injections Robert Balch III INDICATIONS •   The indications for tendon or ligament injections can fall into 1 of 2 categories: diagnostic and therapeutic. Infiltration of local anesthetic along…

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Spinal Cord Stimulation: Implantation Techniques

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CHAPTER 71 Spinal Cord Stimulation: Implantation Techniques Elias Veizi and Salim M. Hayek INTRODUCTION Electrical stimulation of neural structures is a widely used, nondestructive, reversible therapy, for chronic noncancer related…

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Intra-Articular Joint Injections

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CHAPTER 55 Intra-Articular Joint Injections Michael N. Brown INTRODUCTION In the past, the purpose for gaining intra-articular access of joints has been predominant for aspiration of synovial fluid and injection…

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Epidural Lysis of Adhesions

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CHAPTER 40 Epidural Lysis of Adhesions Rinoo V. Shah INTRODUCTION Epidural lysis of adhesions refers to a percutaneous spinal procedure for pain relief (Racz procedure). Pain may occur due to…

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Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD procedure)

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CHAPTER 38 Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD procedure) Lora L. Brown INTRODUCTION •   MILD (minimally invasive lumbar decompression) is an FDA cleared percutaneous, fluoroscopically guided procedure developed as a less destabilizing…

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Occipital Nerve Blocks

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CHAPTER 19 Occipital Nerve Blocks Andrea Trescot and Lawrence Kamhi INTRODUCTION Beruto and Ramus first described occipital neuralgia in 1821.1 In the beginning of the 1900’s, Luff2 as well as…

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