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2018 Oct

Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent)



Dorsal root ganglion stimulator for avascular necrosis of the hip.


Victor S, Burnett C, Lange R, Pohler K
Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2018 Oct; 31(4):532-533.
PMID: 30949004.


Dorsal root ganglion stimulation is a fairly recent treatment that has emerged in chronic pain management, often used in cases involving patients with complex regional pain syndrome. We describe a 24-year-old woman with severe left hip pain secondary to avascular necrosis in whom multiple treatments failed, including oral analgesics and radiofrequency ablation. A dorsal root ganglion stimulator was implanted with significant pain relief.