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Bratislava Medical Journal Vol.121, No.10, p.727–732,2020

Title: Epiduroscopic intervention in patients with a failed back surgery syndrome
Author: M. Griger, L. Kocan, R. Rapcan, M. Matias, M. Burianek, H. Kocanova, S. Rapcanova, J. Mlaka, R. Zahorec, J. Vaskova

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Epiduroscopy is a percutaneous endoscopic technique with an interesting diagnostic and therapeutic potential.
AIM: The study was aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of this modern minimally invasive method in treating pain together with the accompanying neurological symptoms of patients with a failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS).
RESULTS: In the retrospective multicentre clinical study, we monitored the effect of epiduroscopic performance in 40 patients with FBSS before epiduroscopy and after 6 and 12 months. The results of the study indicated a significant improvement in back pain after 6 months, at p<0.05. At the same time, a significant improvement was observed in pain radiating to the lower limbs after 6 and 12 months at p<0.05, as well as a significant improvement in the Oswestry Disability Index of the limbs after 6 months and after 12 months (p<0.05).
CONCLUSION: The current summarised results indicate a significant positive effect of epiduroscopy in the treatment of chronic back pain with a reduction in radiating pain to the lower extremities and an increase in patients’ quality of life after the procedure (Tab. 2, Fig. 1, Ref. 23).

Keywords: epiduroscopy, failed back surgery syndrome, Oswestry Disability Index, pain, quality of life
Published online: 20-Sep-2020
Year: 2020, Volume: 121, Issue: 10 Page From: 727, Page To: 732

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