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

  • Terminology

    • Pre-Procedure

      • Procedure

        • Post-Procedure

          • Outcomes

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Facet joint injection (FJI)
            • Synonyms

              • Facet joint block (FJB)
            • Definitions

              • Injection of long-acting anesthetic ± corticosteroid into thoracic 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. Peterson C et al: Evidence-based radiology (part 1): Is there sufficient research to support the use of therapeutic injections for the spine and sacroiliac joints? Skeletal Radiol. 39(1):5-9, 2010
                                      2. Sehgal N et al: Systematic review of diagnostic utility of facet (zygapophysial) joint injections in chronic spinal pain: an update. Pain Physician. 10(1):213-28, 2007
                                      3. Boswell MV et al: Accuracy of precision diagnostic blocks in the diagnosis of chronic spinal pain of facet or zygapophysial joint origin. Pain Physician. 6(4):449-56, 2003
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Pre-Procedure

                                          • Procedure

                                            • Post-Procedure

                                              • Outcomes

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Abbreviations

                                                  • Facet joint injection (FJI)
                                                • Synonyms

                                                  • Facet joint block (FJB)
                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Injection of long-acting anesthetic ± corticosteroid into thoracic 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. Peterson C et al: Evidence-based radiology (part 1): Is there sufficient research to support the use of therapeutic injections for the spine and sacroiliac joints? Skeletal Radiol. 39(1):5-9, 2010
                                                                          2. Sehgal N et al: Systematic review of diagnostic utility of facet (zygapophysial) joint injections in chronic spinal pain: an update. Pain Physician. 10(1):213-28, 2007
                                                                          3. Boswell MV et al: Accuracy of precision diagnostic blocks in the diagnosis of chronic spinal pain of facet or zygapophysial joint origin. Pain Physician. 6(4):449-56, 2003