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Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

PROCEDURE: Lumbar epidural steroid injection without fluoroscopy.

ANESTHESIA: Local sedation.

VITAL SIGNS: See nurse’s records.


DETAILS OF PROCEDURE: INT was placed. The patient was in the sitting position and the back was prepped with Betadine. Lidocaine 1.5% was used for skin wheal made between __________. A 18-gauge Tuohy needle was placed into the epidural space, using loss of resistance technique, with no cerebrospinal fluid or blood noted. After negative aspiration, a mixture of 10 cc of preservative free normal saline and 160 mg of preservative free Depo-Medrol was injected. Neosporin and a band-aid were applied over the puncture site. The patient was then placed in supine position. The patient was discharged to the recovery room in stable condition.

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