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Facet Joint Injection, Lumbar Spine
Jeffrey S. Ross, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Pre-Procedure

      • Procedure

        • Outcomes

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Facet joint injection (FJI)
          • Synonyms

            • Facet joint injection = facet joint block
            • Facet = zygapophyseal joint
          • Definitions

            • Injection of corticosteroid ± anesthetic into lumbar facet joint

          PRE-PROCEDURE

          • Indications

            • Contraindications

              • Getting Started

                PROCEDURE

                • Patient Position/Location

                  • Equipment Preparation

                    • Procedure Steps

                      • Findings and Reporting

                        • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                          POST-PROCEDURE

                          • Expected Outcome

                            • Things to Do

                              • Things to Avoid

                                OUTCOMES

                                • Problems

                                  • Complications

                                    Selected References

                                    1. Datta S et al: Systematic assessment of diagnostic accuracy and therapeutic utility of lumbar facet joint interventions. Pain Physician. 12(2):437-60, 2009
                                    2. Martha JF et al: Outcome of percutaneous rupture of lumbar synovial cysts: a case series of 101 patients. Spine J. 9(11):899-904, 2009
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                                    KEY FACTS

                                    • Terminology

                                      • Pre-Procedure

                                        • Procedure

                                          • Outcomes

                                            TERMINOLOGY

                                            • Abbreviations

                                              • Facet joint injection (FJI)
                                            • Synonyms

                                              • Facet joint injection = facet joint block
                                              • Facet = zygapophyseal joint
                                            • Definitions

                                              • Injection of corticosteroid ± anesthetic into lumbar facet joint

                                            PRE-PROCEDURE

                                            • Indications

                                              • Contraindications

                                                • Getting Started

                                                  PROCEDURE

                                                  • Patient Position/Location

                                                    • Equipment Preparation

                                                      • Procedure Steps

                                                        • Findings and Reporting

                                                          • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                                                            POST-PROCEDURE

                                                            • Expected Outcome

                                                              • Things to Do

                                                                • Things to Avoid

                                                                  OUTCOMES

                                                                  • Problems

                                                                    • Complications

                                                                      Selected References

                                                                      1. Datta S et al: Systematic assessment of diagnostic accuracy and therapeutic utility of lumbar facet joint interventions. Pain Physician. 12(2):437-60, 2009
                                                                      2. Martha JF et al: Outcome of percutaneous rupture of lumbar synovial cysts: a case series of 101 patients. Spine J. 9(11):899-904, 2009