Targeted methylprednisolone acetate/hyaluronidase/clonidine injection after diagnostic epiduroscopy for chronic sciatica: a prospective, 1-year follow-up study.

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Targeted methylprednisolone acetate/hyaluronidase/clonidine injection after diagnostic epiduroscopy for chronic sciatica: a prospective, 1-year follow-up study.

Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2002 Jul-Aug;27(4):343-52

Authors: Geurts JW, Kallewaard JW, Richardson J, Groen GJ

It has been claimed that epiduroscopy offers an ideal combination of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in one session. We prospectively evaluated whether abnormalities at the lumbar level as diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are confirmed by epiduroscopy, and assessed if targeted epidural injection of medication alleviates sciatic pain.

PMID: 12132057 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]