volume 26, issue 3, P392-396 2012
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2012.673650
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Michael G. Hart, Mark Nowell, Hugh B. Coakham

Abstract: Not waking a patient intra-operatively when performing a RFT is a viable treatment option that results in excellent early pain relief, comparable to results in the literature and without an increase in complications. Patient reported outcomes indicate a high rate of satisfaction and are a novel addition to our understanding of the procedure; there is no comparable data in the literature documenting patient satisfaction outcomes when the procedure is performed with patient waking.