Techniques of Neurolysis

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Gabor B. Racz, Carl Edward Noe
Springer International Publishing, Apr 13, 2016 - Medical - 211 pages
Written and edited by the foremost practitioners of neurolysis, this completely revised and updated second edition assembles the current methods of neurolytic procedures into a single volume. The book explains in great detail trigeminal and radiofrequency techniques, facet joint denervation, cryoneurolysis and lumbosacral, thoracic and cervial neuroplasty. The new concept of the scarring triangle and treatment that may prevent surgical failures is proposed. Neuroaugmentation and complimentary procedures are also covered. Indications, contraindications, and complications of these treatments are discussed along with outcomes on some of the case studies featured in the first edition. Interventional pain physicians, as well as palliative pain physicians, neurosurgeons, and orthopedic spine surgeons, will find this text to be the definitive reference on neurolysis in clinical practice.

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About the author (2016)

Gabor B. Racz, MD, ChB, DABPM, FIPP
Grover E. Murray Professor, and Chairman Emeritus,
Department of Anesthesiology;
Co-Director of Pain Services,
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center,
Lubbock, Texas, USA

Carl Edward Noe, M.D.
Professor and Fellowship Director,
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management,
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas, USA

Dr. Racz is a professor and chairman emeritus in the department of anesthesiology, and co-director of pain services, at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). He is also one of the founders of the World Institute of Pain and was president of the institute from 2005-2008. In 1989, he developed the procedure of epidural lysis of adhesions (also known as the Racz Procedure) and developed the Racz catheter.

Dr. Noe is a professor and the director of the fellowship in Anesthesiology and Pain Management at the UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is also on the faculty for the Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice certification offered by the World Institute of Pain.

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