Thermal radiofrequency neurotomy for painful thoracic zygapophysial joints


  • Thermal radiofrequency neurotomy was effective in treating painful thoracic zygapophysial joints not responding to treatment with intra-articular injections.

Why this matters

  • There is currently no established technique for thoracic radiofrequency neurotomy for painful zygapophysial joints.

  • This retrospective clinical audit is an extension of the authors’ previously published study showing a high success rate of thoracic radiofrequency neurotomy, which provides more data on the outcomes of procedures carried out between 2010 and 2018.