Spine Intervention Society: Radiofrequency Ablation-Assessing the Current Evidence

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Saturday, January 25

This session will outline the most evidence-based approach for diagnosing and treating posterior element pain in an interventional spine practice. During this session, we will discuss patient selection and why it is critical to achieving ideal patient outcomes. The importance of performing a critical, evidence-based review and critique of the literature will be reviewed. We will end with a discussion of new technology for ablation for vertebrogenic pain.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify clinical and diagnostic testing that predicts posterior element pain.
  • Recognize the importance of patient selection for optimal outcomes in spine conditions.
  • Differentiate outcomes based on procedural technique.
  • Assess new technology for vertebrogenic pain.

Does Imaging Predict Diagnosis?

Vance T. Lehman, MD

How Block Technique and Evaluation Affect Outcomes

Matthew Smuck, MD

Research Methodology: A Critique of the MINT Trials

David J. Kennedy, MD

New Evidence for Basivertebral Ablation

Matthew Smuck, MD

Faculty and Presentations subject to change.