Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1097/BTO.0b013e3182867c20
Title: Discography
Authors: Kumar, N. 
Shah, S.M.
Tan, P.K.
Keywords: degenerative disk disease
discography
low back pain
provocative discography
Issue Date: Mar-2013
Citation: Kumar, N., Shah, S.M., Tan, P.K. (2013-03). Discography. Techniques in Orthopaedics 28 (1) : 73-77. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1097/BTO.0b013e3182867c20
Abstract: Provocative discography has conventionally been performed to localize the "pain generator" disk in patients with history of low back pain (LBP) that has failed conservative treatment. It is usually undertaken when surgical intervention is being contemplated. It is almost never used as the first test in the diagnostic work-up of discogenic LBP. The procedure involves injection of contrast agent into the nucleus pulposus of the disk under image intensifier guidance and assessing patient's response to contrast injection. Indications and technical details of the procedure have been described. Newer advances along with its current status as a diagnostic modality for discogenic LBP have also been discussed. A brief mention of cervical and thoracic discography is made. Copyright © 2013 by Lippincott Williams &Wilkins.
Source Title: Techniques in Orthopaedics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/125839
ISSN: 08859698
DOI: 10.1097/BTO.0b013e3182867c20
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