Radiofrequency Treatment of the Lumbar Medial Branch
by Charles A. Gauci, MD, FRCA, FIPP, FFPMRCA
This guide details Dr. Charles Gauci’s method for percutaneous RF denervation of the lumbo-sacral facets and sacroiliac joints, one of the most fundamental and commonly performed RF procedure in pain medicine. Pain from these joints is estimated to account for 15% of chronic lower back pain. The guide covers epidemiology, diagnosis, pre-operative routine, facilities and surgical equipment, operative steps including cannulae placement and RF generator operation, and post-operative care.
Dr. Gauci has been actively involved in pain management since 1979 and is a world-renowned educator, clinician, and leader in interventional pain medicine. He is the author of “Manual of RF Techniques”, a popular, practical manual of RF procedures in chronic pain medicine. He practices at Whipps Cross University Hospital in London, and at Queen’s Hospital in Essex, UK.Request a Copy