In our aging society, back pain is the most frequently diagnosed disease. Pain on the facet joints is determined by differential diagnosis.
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Endoscopic Facet Joint Denervation (Rhizotomy) with the joimax® MultiZYTE® RT
The MultiZYTE® RT has been developed as a complete set of instruments for endoscopic treatment of facet joint pathology. The facet joints of the cervical and lumbar spine are frequently affected by painful degenerative processes.
Radiofrequency ablation of neural structures is a possible option to treat chronic facet joint pain in the cervical and lumbar spine. With the MultiZYTE® RT a visual control of the target area is enabled. This helps to ascertain a sufficient destruction of the pain transmitting nerve fibers. Accordingly, first clinical experience suggests longer lasting pain reduction with the endoscopic rhizotomy as compared to the percutaneous needle technique1.
Inflamed facet joint as a cause of back pain
Depending on the indication, also the joint capsule can be treated during the same procedure. The joint is punctured, infiltrated or tissue removed by means of various instruments (forceps, shaver blades, RF probes).
The MultiZYTE® RT animation shows the endoscopic Rhizotomy.
1Bennett, M. Endovienna 2012; ClinicalBackground No 14 (joimax GmbH)