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Pain Med. 2014 Sep;15(9):1477-80. doi: 10.1111/pme.12492. Epub 2014 Aug 26.

Modified fluoroscopy-guided sacroiliac joint injection: a technical report.

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Department of Neurosurgery, E-Da Hospital, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE:

Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injection can occasionally be challenging. We describe our experience in using conventional technique, and we developed an adjustment to overcome difficulties incurred.

METHODS:

Conventional technique required superimposition of the posterior and anterior SIJ lines. If this technique failed to provide entry into the joint, fluoroscopy was slightly adjusted to obtain an oblique view.

RESULTS:

Of 50 SIJ injections, 29 (58%; 44-72%) were successfully performed using conventional technique. In another 21 procedures, 18 (85.7%; 64-99%) were subsequently completed using oblique view technique. The medial joint line, viewed from this angle, corresponded to the posterior joint line in 17 cases. The lateral joint line corresponded to the posterior joint line in one case.

CONCLUSIONS:

Oblique view technique can improve the success rate of SIJ injection.

KEYWORDS:

Arthrography; Fluoroscopy; Low Back Pain; Sacroiliac Joint

PMID:
25158990
DOI:
10.1111/pme.12492
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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