The top seven stories to read from the ISIS Annual Meeting
Spine Surgery Today features the seven stories deemed the most important to emerge from the International Spine Intervention Society Annual Meeting.
Steroid injection led to radicular pain relief in minority of patients with cervical disc herniation
ORLANDO, Fla. — Study results presented at the International Spine Intervention Society Annual Meeting, here, showed only about one-third of patients with disc herniation or spondylosis will benefit from cervical transforaminal injection of steroids. Read more.
Combination treatment no more effective than anesthetic alone for spinal stenosis
ORLANDO, Fla. — The combination of lidocaine and steroid injections for the treatment of spinal stenosis was found to be no more effective than an injection of lidocaine alone, according to data presented at the International Spine Intervention Society Annual Meeting, here. Read more.
Radiofrequency therapy for sacroiliac pain delivers inconsistent results
ORLANDO, Fla. — The use of radiofrequency therapy in several forms to treat sacroiliac joint pain is erratic and typically relieves only 50% of pain in 50% of patients at 3 months after the treatment. Read more.
Trial results show slight efficacy of fibrin sealant in chronic lumbar pain management
ORLANDO, Fla. — Placebo outperformed a fibrin sealant treatment for chronic lumbar discogenic pain in a multicenter, controlled trial, according to a presenter here at the International Spine Intervention Society Annual Meeting. Read more.
Most patients satisfied after PRP therapy for internal disc disruption
ORLANDO, Fla. — Platelet-rich plasma injection appeared to be a promising therapy for patients who exhibited intradiscal back pain, according to study findings presented here. Read more.
Triamcinolone, dexamethasone effective for acute radicular pain
ORLANDO, Fla. — The effectiveness of lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections with particulate or nonparticulate corticosteroids for the management of lumbar radicular pain was found to be similar in study findings. Read more.
Epidural steroid injections associated with low complication rate
ORLANDO, Fla. — A study showing transforaminal and interlaminar epidural steroid injections are beneficial and result in few complications was recognized with the Best Resident Abstract Award at the International Spine Intervention Society Annual Meeting. Read more.