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JAMA Publishes SIS Concerns Over Significantly Flawed Dutch Neurotomy Study

Tuesday, December 12, 2017  

On December 12, 2017, JAMA published a letter from SIS about the Juch et al. radiofrequency neurotomy study known as the Mint Trial. The letter outlines concerns related to the misrepresentation of SIS Guidelines, inappropriate patient selection criteria, and inadequate radiofrequency neurotomy technique—raising questions that a procedure with a small likelihood of achieving denervation was performed on a group of patients of which up to 45% did not actually have facet or sacroiliac joint pain.

SIS continues to monitor developments on the consequences of this Mint Trial, and will use its highly influential voice on issues that impact the availability of appropriate interventional spine care. Click here to support SIS research and advocacy efforts.

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