Ebs back pain and bone scan

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Ebs back pain and bone scan

  1. 1. BACK PAIN + BONE SCAN = LOVE ? EBS David Bervini MD, MAdvSurg Australian School of Advanced Medicine 1.8.2013
  2. 2. Question • Is bone scan a useful adjunct in the management of suspected symptomatic facet joints arthropathy? • Do bone scan results correlate well with response to facet joints steroid injection?
  3. 3. PICO • P facet joints • I bone scan • C no bone scan • O pain management
  4. 4. Medline
  5. 5. EMBASE
  6. 6. Medline (18) + EMBASE (12) = 25 eligible papers
  7. 7. Scopus
  8. 8. • Tot 25 eligible papers (Medline and EMBASE) • Papers excluded – 8 review papers – 2 not relevant – 9 studies about diagnosis, no informations about ttt 4 papers (same as in Scopus)
  9. 9. Results
  10. 10. Conclusion More a flirt than true love

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