Facet Interventions: Intra-Articular (Zygapophysial) Joint Injections

Description
Learn about the important elements in the safe performance of interventional pain procedures.  Adherence to these practices will help decrease the risk of preventable complications.

Authors
David C. Miller, MD, MA; Ameet Nagpal, MD, MS, MEd; Michael J. McKenna, MD; Milan P. Stojanovic, MD; and Yakov Vorbeychik, MD, PhD on behalf of the Spine Intervention Society‚Äôs Standards Division and Evidence Analysis Committee

Copyright
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.

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

  • List contraindications to the procedure, and
  • Identify best practices to ensure patient safety during interventional pain procedures.

Author Disclosures Information 
RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH ACCME DEFINED COMMERCIAL INTERESTS
Michael J. McKenna, MD
Nothing to disclose

David C. Miller, MD, MPH
Nothing to disclose

Ameet Nagpal, MD
Nothing to disclose

Milan P. Stojanovic, MD
Nothing to disclose

Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD
Nothing to disclose

OTHER DISCLOSURES
Michael J. McKenna, MD
Entertainment and Social Event Courtesies: Boston Scientific, St. Jude Medical
Position in physician society/association: SIS
Expert witness: IME

David C. Miller, MD, MPH
Nothing to disclose

Ameet Nagpal, MD
Position in physician society/association: AAPM&R, ASRA
Expert witness: Texas Medical Board

Milan P. Stojanovic, MD
Position on physician society/association: World Institute of Pain
Travel expenses: World Institute of Pain - FIPP Exam Travel Expenses.
Other: Pain Practice Journal - Editorial Work Reimbursement

Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD
Nothing to disclose

References
References are provided within the PDF.

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 0.5 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: 8/10/2020
Date of Activity Expiration: 8/09/2023

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