Core Curriculum for Interventional Physicians: RADIOFREQUENCY NEUROTOMY

The Radiofrequency (RF) Neurotomy Core Curriculum product includes all lectures presented during SIS Radiofrequency Bio-skills Courses. As an SIS member*, you can purchase this educational offering and dive into these topics. 

Topics covered include:

  • Anatomy, Technique, and Evidence Base
    •      L2-4 Medial Branch RF Neurotomy
    •      L5 Dorsal Ramus RF Neurotomy
    •      Third Occipital Nerve RF Neurotomy
    •      C3-6 Medial Branch RF Neurotomy
    •      C7 Medial Branch RF Neurotomy
  • Principles of RF Denervation
  • Anatomy of Cervical Posterior Column Innervation
  • Anatomy of Lumbar Posterior Column Innervation
  • Lumbar and Cervical Medial Branch Blocks: Response and Interpretation
  • Risks and Complications

Materials presented in this activity have been made available by the Spine Intervention Society for educational purposes only. We reserve all rights to such material. 

*Continual membership is expected to access the modules in your member profile.

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

  • Analyze the imaging depiction of the relevant anatomy;
  • Relate patient history and physical exam findings with imaging to achieve a likely diagnosis of the spinal pathology; causing the patient’s pain or dysfunction;
  • Describe the literature support for the efficacy of the procedures;
  • Identify the risks and benefits of each procedure, as well as assessment, prevention, and treatment of potential complications;
  • Apply technically correct performance of the spinal procedures using safe fluoroscopic guidance with minimal tissue injury or discomfort.

Speaker Disclosure Information  
Richard Bundschu, MD
Speakers Bureau: Nevro
Grant and research support: Nevro; StimGenics

None of the other planners or speakers had relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies.
All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

References are provided within the speakers' presentations.

Commercial Support   
No commercial support was received for this activity.

Accreditation Statement    
The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement    
SIS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Activity Release: 10/21/2020   
Date of Activity Expiration: 10/20/2023

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