Ultrasound anatomy of the nerves supplying the cervical zygapophyseal joints: an exploratory study

Siegenthaler, Andreas; Schliessbach, Juerg; Curatolo, Michele; Eichenberger, Urs (2011). Ultrasound anatomy of the nerves supplying the cervical zygapophyseal joints: an exploratory study. Regional anesthesia and pain medicine, 36(6), pp. 606-10. Hagerstown, Md.: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1097/AAP.0b013e3182286af5

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Nerve blocks and radiofrequency neurotomy of the nerves supplying the cervical zygapophyseal joints are validated tools for diagnosis and treatment of chronic neck pain, respectively. Unlike fluoroscopy, ultrasound may allow visualization of the target nerves, thereby potentially improving diagnostic accuracy and therapeutic efficacy of the procedures. The aims of this exploratory study were to determine the ultrasound visibility of the target nerves in chronic neck pain patients and to describe the variability of their course in relation to the fluoroscopically used bony landmarks.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > Clinic and Policlinic for Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy

UniBE Contributor:

Siegenthaler, Andreas; Curatolo, Michele and Eichenberger, Urs

ISSN:

1098-7339

Publisher:

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jeannie Wurz

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:19

Last Modified:

23 Jan 2018 12:16

Publisher DOI:

10.1097/AAP.0b013e3182286af5

PubMed ID:

21937946

Web of Science ID:

000296532100014

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/6070 (FactScience: 210964)

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