Core Curriculum for Interventional Physicians: RADIOFREQUENCY NEUROTOMY

The Radiofrequency (RF) Neurotomy Core Curriculum product includes all lectures presented during IPSIS Radiofrequency Bio-skills Courses. As an IPSIS member*, you can purchase this educational offering and dive into these topics:

  • Anatomy, Technique, and Evidence Base
    •      L2-4 Medial Branch RF Neurotomy
    •      L5 Dorsal Ramus RF Neurotomy
    •      Third Occipital Nerve RF Neurotomy
    •      C3-6 Medial Branch RF Neurotomy
    •      C7 Medial Branch RF Neurotomy
  • Principles of RF Denervation
  • Anatomy of Cervical Posterior Column Innervation
  • Anatomy of Lumbar Posterior Column Innervation
  • Lumbar and Cervical Medial Branch Blocks: Response and Interpretation
  • The Sacroiliac Joint: Function, Anatomy, & Innervation +
  • The Sacroiliac Joint: Imaging and Clinical Assessment +
  • Sacral Lateral Branch Blocks and RF +
  • Risks and Complications

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Materials presented in this activity have been made available by the International Pain and Spine Intervention Society for educational purposes only. We reserve all rights to such material. 

* Continual membership is expected to access the modules in your member profile.
+ New lecture added April 2024

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

  • Analyze the imaging depiction of the relevant anatomy;
  • Relate patient history and physical exam findings with imaging to achieve a likely diagnosis of the spinal pathology; causing the patient’s pain or dysfunction;
  • Describe the literature support for the efficacy of the procedures;
  • Identify the risks and benefits of each procedure, as well as assessment, prevention, and treatment of potential complications;
  • Apply technically correct performance of the spinal procedures using safe fluoroscopic guidance with minimal tissue injury or discomfort.

Disclosure Information
Activity Reviewers: Rena Beckerly, MD; Peter Yeh, MD
None of the reviewers had any financial relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation Statement    
The International Pain & Spine Intervention Society (IPSIS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement    
IPSIS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

References are provided within the speakers' presentations.

Commercial Support   
No commercial support was received for this activity.

Original Release Date: 10/21/2020
Original Disclosure Information
Richard Bundschu, MD
Speakers Bureau: Nevro; Grant and research support: Nevro; StimGenics

Aaron Calodney, MD
Consultant: Stryker; Nevro; Boston Scientific; Medtronic; Saluda
Speaker: Stryker; Nevro; Boston Scientific; Medtronic; Pain Teq; Apex Biologix; Vertos
Research support: Medtronic; Nevro; Stryker; Boston Scientific

None of the other planners or speakers had relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Renewal Date: 04/20/2023    
Expiration Date: 04/19/2026

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