Performing fluoroscopically guided interlaminar lumbar epidural injections.


OBJECTIVE The purpose of this video article is to provide a step-by-step guide for performing fluoroscopically guided interlaminar lumbar epidural injections, emphasizing the anatomy of the epidural space, anatomic landmarks to aid in needle placement, techniques, and ways of minimizing potential complications. CONCLUSION Low back pain and radiculopathy afflict millions of people each year with enormous socioeconomic ramifications and individual disability. This condition has a prevalence of at least 13% and is the second most common symptom-related cause for office visits in the United States. Epidural injections have become the most commonly performed intervention in the management of chronic low back pain in the United States.

DOI: 10.2214/AJR.12.8541


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@article{Rosas2012PerformingFG, title={Performing fluoroscopically guided interlaminar lumbar epidural injections.}, author={Humberto Rosas and Kenneth S. Lee}, journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology}, year={2012}, volume={199 2}, pages={419} }