During facet rhizotomy, the facet joint nerves are
deadened using focused heat from an electrode that is inserted into vertebrae.
ablation for facet joint
radiofrequency facet denervation
Treated with Facet Rhizotomy:
Facet rhizotomy is used in cases such as facet joint
pain, arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lumbar, cervical and
thoracic spine pain.
Non-surgical alternatives to facet rhizotomy include
physical therapy, occupational therapy, strength training, steroid injections
and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication.
with Facet Rhizotomy:
Facet rhizotomy is performed with local anesthesia
Complications from Facet Rhizotomy:
Possible risks following facet rhizotomy include
soreness, bruising, swelling and bleeding at the infection site. It is also
possible to experience numbness and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.
after Facet Rhizotomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
facet rhizotomy is good.
from Facet Rhizotomy:
Total recovery time following facet rhizotomy is one
to two days.