A Comparison of Ultrasound Versus Fluoroscopic Guidance for Sacral Lateral Branch Blocks (USGSLBB)

M

Montreal General Hospital

Status

Completed

Conditions

Back Pain

Treatments

Device: Fluoroscopy guided
Device: Ultrasound guided

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02750436
15-544MUHC

Details and patient eligibility

About

Sacral lateral branch blocks are used for the diagnosis and treatment of sacroiliac joint pain. This study will compare ultrasound and fluoroscopy guidance for sacral lateral branch blocks. Outcomes examined will include performance times and success rates.

Enrollment

40 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Any consenting patient over 18 years of age, undergoing a diagnostic sacral lateral branch block for suspected sacroiliac joint related pain.

Exclusion criteria

Inability to consent, iodine or lidocaine allergy, pregnancy, coagulopathy (as defined by an international normalized ratio over 1.4, platelets under 100,000, or a documented bleeding disorder) and inability to visualize the target areas necessary for sensory testing (posterior superior iliac spine, dorsal aspect of SIJ) under ultrasound guidance.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

40 participants in 2 patient groups

Ultrasound guided
Experimental group
Description:
Ultrasound guided sacral lateral branch block
Treatment:
Device: Ultrasound guided
Fluoroscopy guided
Active Comparator group
Description:
Fluoroscopically guided sacral lateral branch block
Treatment:
Device: Fluoroscopy guided

Trial contacts and locations

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