A New Technique for the Treatment of Lumbar Facet Joint Syndrome Using Intra-articular Injection...

Source: A New Technique for the Treatment of Lumbar Facet Joint Syndrome Using Intra-articular Injection with Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma


Keywords

Low back pain, lumbar facet joint syndrome, autologous platelet rich plasma, intra-articular injection.


Summary

Total 19 patients with lumbar facet joint syndrome were enrolled to receive lumbar facet joint injection with autologous PRP under x-ray fluoroscopic control. Patients were followed up immediately, at one week, one month, 2 months, and 3 months following treatment.


At one week after treatment, low back pain reduced significantly compared with prior to treatment both at rest and during flexion. The outcomes were assessed as “good” or “excellent” for 9 patients (47.37%) immediately after treatment, 14 patients (73.68%) at

one week, 15 patients (78.95%) at one month, 15 patients (78.95%) at 2 months, and 15 patients (78.95%) at 3 months.


In the short-term period of 3 months, the new technique of lumbar facet

joint injection with autologous PRP is effective and safe for patients with lumbar facet joint syndrome.


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