What Injectate Volume is Sufficient for Cervical Medial Branch Blocks?

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Review the journal article and evidentiary table that analyzes the methodology and findings of a study examining the spread and volume of injectate required for a valid cervical medial branch block (MBB). The paper, Cervical Medial Branch Block Volume Dependent Dispersion Patterns as a Predictor for Ablation Success: A Cadaveric Study by Wahezi et al., was critically reviewed by SIS Research Division members Drs. Anthony Schwarzer and Byron Schneider.

Once you review the article and evidentiary table, you will be asked to complete a quiz to earn continuing medical education (CME) credits.

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

  • Examine emerging literature to mitigate risks and to practice spine interventions safely and best protect patients
  • Discuss the application of evidence-based medicine principles to recent research findings
  • Apply research findings to the practice of ethical, evidence-based interventional spine care

Research Division Reviewers Disclosure Information
Anthony Schwarzer, MB BS, PhD
Nothing to disclose

Byron Schneider, MD
Nothing to disclose

Anthony Schwarzer, MB BS, PhD
Stock ownership: Ramsay Health, CSL

Byron Schneider, MD
Consultant: AIM Specialty Health, State Farm
Advisory committees:
AIM Specialty Health, MACRA
Position in physician society/association: AAPM&R, NASS, SIS, AAP
Travel expenses: NASS, SIS

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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Commercial Support
No commercial support was received for this activity.

Date of Activity Release:
Date of Activity Expiration: 4/29/2022

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