A novel technique for delivery of epidural steroids and diagnosing the level of nerve root pathology

Thomas M. Larkin, Eugene Carragee, Steven Cohen

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Abstract

Transforaminal epidural steroids are a commonly used technique for diagnosis and treatment of nerve root irritation secondary to herniated disc material. The recent reported occurrences of severe complications using the transforaminal technique have led to the search for a novel alternative that is both a safe and accurate method of steroid delivery. The technique described offers improved safety and diagnostic accuracy over traditional transforaminal steroid injections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-192
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques
Volume16
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Steroids
Pathology
Intervertebral Disc Displacement
Safety
Injections
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Cervical spine
  • Complications
  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Radiculopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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A novel technique for delivery of epidural steroids and diagnosing the level of nerve root pathology. / Larkin, Thomas M.; Carragee, Eugene; Cohen, Steven.

In: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, Vol. 16, No. 2, 04.2003, p. 186-192.

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