neurotomy


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neurotomy

 [noo͡-rot´ah-me]
dissection or cutting of nerves.
radiofrequency neurotomy interruption of spinal nerve roots by coagulation with radiofrequency waves.

neu·rot·o·my

(nū-rot'ŏ-mē),
Operative division of a nerve.
[neuro- + G. tomē, a cutting]

neurotomy

/neu·rot·o·my/ (ndbobr-rot´ah-me) dissection or cutting of nerves.

neurotomy

(no͝o-rŏt′ə-mē, nyo͝o-)
n. pl. neuroto·mies
The surgical cutting or stretching of a nerve, usually to relieve pain.

neurotomy

[noo͡rot′əmē]
the surgical severing of a nerve or nerves.

neu·rot·o·my

(nūr-ot'ŏ-mē)
Operative division of a nerve.
[neuro- + G. tomē, a cutting]

neurotomy

The surgical cutting of a nerve, usually in the hope of relieving pain. This is seldom justified nowadays, is not always effective and will usually have serious side effects.

neu·rot·o·my

(nūr-ot'ŏ-mē)
Operative division of a nerve.
[neuro- + G. tomē, a cutting]

neurotomy (nyoorot´əmē),

n the severance of a nerve process.

neurotomy

dissection or cutting of nerves.
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EMG studies performed one week pre- and one week post- neurotomy have shown that myoelectric silence associated with denervation of the multifidus is correlated with successful medial branch neurotomy [103].
Currently, the author is exploring research opportunities for mapping the recovery of multifidus muscle function following medial branch neurotomy.
Efficacy and validity of radiofrequency neurotomy for chronic lumbar zygapophysial joint pain.
Percutaneous radiofrequency neurotomy for chronic cervical zygapophyseal joint pain.
In a randomized, prospective study of 24 patients, Lord et al [9] used radiofrequency neurotomy to treat chronic cervical zygapophyseal joint pain diagnosed by doubleblind, placebo-controlled local anesthetic administration.
5,12] The technique of radiofrequency neurotomy, which produces lesions in these neural elements, has been described.
Later that day, he will review Thoracic Facet Joint Interventions (medical branch blocks, radiofrequency neurotomy and intercostals nerve blocks) and Thoracic Interlaminar Epidural Injections in an interventional pain management exam preparation session.
Jude Medical), minimally invasive direct decompressions of the lumbar spine, cervical epidural steroid injection, cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy, Dekompressor discectomy, discography, facet joint injections, kyphoplasty, lumbar radiofrequency neurotomy, lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection, medial branch block, and percutaneous discectomy.
In patients who have failed traditional therapies, radiofrequency (RF) neurotomy might be a successful alternative minimally invasive treatment with low risk of complications.
First, a diagnostic "G Block" procedure is done and if it provides good relief with improved function then a second procedure, RF ("G-RF") genicular neurotomy is done to provide long term relief.
A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study to Assess the Efficacy of Lateral Branch Neurotomy for Chronic Sacroiliac Joint Pain.
LUMBARCOOL Cooled Radiofrequency Pain Management System for lumbar medial branch neurotomy