Ultrastructural evaluation of pulsed radiofrequency and conventional radiofrequency lesions in rat sciatic nerve

Tun K., Cemil B., Gurcay A. G. , Kaptanoglu E., SARGON M. F. , TEKDEMİR İ., ...More

SURGICAL NEUROLOGY, vol.72, no.5, pp.496-501, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.surneu.2008.11.016
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.496-501


Background: PRF treatment has recently been described as minimally neurodestructive alternative to radiofrequency heat lesions. Patients with some pain syndromes in whom the pain could not be controlled by alternative techniques may be treated using PRF. In the present study, our main goal was to evaluate and compare the ultrastructure of peripheral nerve tissue that was heated by PRF, CRF with 42 degrees C, and CRF with 70 degrees C.