CASE REPORT: INFECTIVE SACROILIITIS FOLLOWING SACROILIAC RADIOFREQUENCY NEUROTOMY WITH THE SIMPLICITY III ELECTRODE
Disclosure : Dr Rea has received financial support from Neurotherm in the past
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Radiofrequency neurotomy of nerves supplying the sacroiliac joint is an accepted treatment for sacroiliac joint syndrome as a cause of low back pain. Complications are rare, occurring at a frequency of less than 1%, and are usually self limiting.
We present the case of a male patient who developed staphylococcal sacroiliitis with bacteraemia as a complication of radiofrequency neurotomy using a Simplicity III electrode.
Infective sacroiliitis with secondary osteomyelitis is a rare but serious complication of sacroiliac neurotomy with the Simplicity III electrode. Meticulous placement of simplicity probe may reduce this rare complication.