Spinal injection procedures: a review of concepts, controversies, and complications.

  title={Spinal injection procedures: a review of concepts, controversies, and complications.},
  author={M. Heran and A. D. Smith and G. Legiehn},
  journal={Radiologic clinics of North America},
  volume={46 3},
          487-514, v-vi
  • M. Heran, A. D. Smith, G. Legiehn
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Radiologic clinics of North America
  • The field of spinal injection procedures is growing at a tremendous rate. Many disciplines are involved, including radiology, anesthesiology, orthopedics, physiatry and rehabilitation medicine, as well as other specialties. However, there remains tremendous variability in the assessment of patients receiving these therapies, methods for evaluation of outcome, and in the understanding of where these procedures belong in the triaging of those who require surgery. In this article, we attempt to… CONTINUE READING
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