TOPICS: The Ability of Multi-Site, Multi-Depth Sacral Lateral Branch Blocks to Anesthetize the Sacroiliac Joint Complex; Proposed Optimal Fluoroscopic Targets for Cooled Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Sacral Lateral Branches to Improve Clinical Outcomes: An Anatomical Study; Long-term prospective outcomes after minimally invasive trans-iliac sacroiliac joint fusion using triangular titanium implants

Educational Objectives: By the end of the activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss and incorporate pertinent cultural clinical data in the diagnosis and treatment of patients, as it applies to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR).
  2. Apply the most current evidence based practices to our area of sub-specialty and our daily practice.
  3. Discuss and integrate an evidence based standard approach to conditions seen in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR).

Educational Objectives: By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the ability of sacral lateral branch blocks to anesthetize the SI joint cmplx.
  2. Discuss the anatomy of the innervation of the Si joint complx.
  3. Consider the options of Si joint fusion.
  4. Identify health care disparity of gender differences in the incidence of Si joint arthropathy.

Target Audience: Physician Focus in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR)

Planner (Varies): Annu Maratukulam, MD; Ramon Quesada, MD; Elizabeth Heilman,MD; Andrew Nguyen, MD; Raymond Lai, DO; Carol Treinen, MD; William Firtch, MD; Sangmin Ahn, MD, Dept of PMR, Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City

Speaker: Annu Maratukulam, MD, Dept of PMR, Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City

Resources: See CME Reminder

Disclosure Statement: The presenters and program planners of this conference have disclosed that he/she has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interest. The CME Department has reviewed their disclosure information for the planner(s) and/or committee / faculty for this program and they do not have relationships that present a conflict of interest.

Accreditation Statement:

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Redwood City is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement:

The Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Redwood City designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Redwood City takes responsibility for the content , quality and scientific integrity of this CME Activity .

Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand -name products.

Session date: 
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Redwood City, CA 94063
United States
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 2.00 Pain/EOL
  • 2.00 Radiologic Technology
    x-ray use or diagnosis
Conference room: 
Courthouse 2021, 2021 Broadway St, RWC

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