Medical Gas Research

REVIEW
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 145--151

Medical ozone therapy in facet joint syndrome: an overview of sonoanatomy, ultrasound-guided injection techniques and potential mechanism of action


Eleonora Latini, Enrico Roberto Curci, Sveva Maria Nusca, Alessandra Lacopo, Francesca Musa, Flavia Santoboni, Donatella Trischitta, Mario Vetrano, Maria Chiara Vulpiani 
 Unit of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sant’Andrea Hospital, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Eleonora Latini
Unit of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sant’Andrea Hospital, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome
Italy

Facet joint osteoarthritis is the most prevalent source of facet joint pain and represents a significant cause of low back pain. Oxygen-ozone therapy has been shown to have positive results in acute and chronic spinal degeneration diseases and it could be a safe and efficacious alternative to traditional facet joint conservative treatments. This review article explains the interventional facet joint management with ultrasound-guided oxygen-ozone therapy, providing an anatomy/sonoanatomy overview of lumbar facet joints and summarizing the potential mechanism of action of oxygen-ozone in the treatment of facet joint osteoarthritis, not yet fully understood.


How to cite this article:
Latini E, Curci ER, Nusca SM, Lacopo A, Musa F, Santoboni F, Trischitta D, Vetrano M, Vulpiani MC. Medical ozone therapy in facet joint syndrome: an overview of sonoanatomy, ultrasound-guided injection techniques and potential mechanism of action.Med Gas Res 2021;11:145-151


How to cite this URL:
Latini E, Curci ER, Nusca SM, Lacopo A, Musa F, Santoboni F, Trischitta D, Vetrano M, Vulpiani MC. Medical ozone therapy in facet joint syndrome: an overview of sonoanatomy, ultrasound-guided injection techniques and potential mechanism of action. Med Gas Res [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Aug 1 ];11:145-151
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