The Orthopedic Clinic Association Interventional Spine Fellowship is a one-year fellowship emphasizing an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and use of interventional spine procedures in the management of painful spine conditions.
The fellow will become knowledgeable in the indications and accomplished in the interpretation of radiographic studies: plain films, multi-planar CT, CT-myelography, MRI, and SPECT.
The Fellow will be proficient in the performance of interventional spine procedures of the cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral spine to include: transforaminal epidural steroid injections, diagnostic selective nerve root injections, diagnostic medical branch blocks, medial branch radiofrequency neurotomy, diagnostic lateral branch blocks, lateral branch radiofrequency neurotomy, diagnostic and therapeutic sacroiliac joint injections, discography, intra-discal procedures, diagnostic and therapeutic sacrococcygeal disc injections, diagnostic and therapeutic costotransverse joint injection, kypholplasty.
The fellow will become knowledgeable in the indications and management of side effects and complications of interventional spine procedures.
The fellow will not only become knowledgeable in non-operative treatments but also the role and indications of surgical treatment for spine conditions.
The fellow will become proficient in the treatment of athletes with painful spine conditions – armature to professional.
The fellow will continue to gain knowledge and experience in electrodiagnosis.
Fluoroscopically guided intra-articular hip joint injections are taught. There is also the availability of ultrasound technology for the performance of injections.