Robert S. Burnham
University of Alberta
Internal medicineEndocrinologySurgeryUltrasoundRandomized controlled trialPhysical exercisePhysical therapyVO2 maxAutonomic dysreflexiaRadiofrequency ablationFunctional electrical stimulationCarpal tunnelHeart rateSpinal cord injurySacroiliac jointRehabilitationLocal anestheticMedian nerveCentral nervous system diseaseCarpal tunnel syndromeSpinal cordWheelchairAnesthesiaMedicinePhysical medicine and rehabilitation
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#1Robert S. Burnham (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 25
#2Ashley Smith (U of C: University of Calgary)H-Index: 10
Last. David A. Hart (U of C: University of Calgary)H-Index: 68
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Aim: Describe the safety and effectiveness of intra-articular bone marrow concentrate (BMC) injection to treat knee and/or hip osteoarthritis (OA) in a Canadian cohort. Materials & methods: A total of 112 patients with refractory OA received a single intra-articular injection of BMC into their knee(s) and/or hip(s). Pain, disability and quality of life were prospectively assessed prior to and 3, 6 and 12 months post-injection. Results: Outcome scores were significantly improved at all time point...
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#1Robert S. Burnham (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 25
#2Eldon Loh (UWO: University of Western Ontario)H-Index: 13
Last. Larry PlayfairH-Index: 2
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Background: Open carpal tunnel release typically requires several weeks of recovery. A less invasive, ultrasound-guided percutaneous technique of releasing the transverse carpal ligament using a th...
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#1Eldon Loh (UWO: University of Western Ontario)H-Index: 13
#2Robert S. BurnhamH-Index: 25
Radiofrequency ablation has been used as a treatment option for pain originating from the sacroiliac joint. This chapter describes the anatomical rationale for this procedure and an approach to performing radiofrequency ablation of the sacroiliac joint under ultrasound.
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#1Robert S. Burnham (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 25
#2Larry PlayfairH-Index: 2
Last. Anne AgurH-Index: 28
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OBJECTIVE: The looped thread carpal tunnel release (TCTR) procedure is a minimally invasive percutaneous technique performed under ultrasound (US) to transect the transverse carpal ligament in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. Study objectives were to evaluate the accuracy of identifying key US landmarks, safety, effectiveness, and technical difficulty of TCTR. DESIGN: Fourteen lightly embalmed cadaveric distal forearm-hand specimens were subject to US identification of key landmarks, TCTR p...
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#1Marlene Slipp (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 1
#2Robert S. Burnham (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 25
Background:The prevalence of chronic pain is high and increasing. Medication management is an important component of chronic pain management. There is a shortage of physicians who are available and comfortable providing this service. In Alberta, pharmacists have been granted an advanced scope of practice. Given this empowerment, their availability, training and skill set, pharmacists are well positioned to play an expanded role in the medication management of chronic pain sufferers.Objective:To ...
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#1Shannon L. Roberts (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 5
#2Robert S. Burnham (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 25
Last. Eldon Loh (UWO: University of Western Ontario)H-Index: 13
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Background and Objectives Ultrasound (US)–guided diagnostic block/radiofrequency ablation (RFA) along the lateral sacral crest (LSC) has been proposed for managing sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain. We sought to investigate (1) ease of visualization of bony landmarks using US; (2) consistency of US-guided needle placement along the LSC; and (3) percentage of the posterior sacral network (PSN) innervating the SIJ complex that would be captured if an RFA strip lesion were created between the needles. Me...
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Image-guided sensory block and radiofrequency ablation of the nerves innervating the sacro-iliac joint require readily identifiable bony landmarks for accurate needle/electrode placement. Understanding the relative locations of the transverse sacral tubercles along the lateral sacral crest is important for ultrasound guidance, as they demarcate the position of the posterior sacral network (S1–S3 ± L5/S4) innervating the posterior sacro-iliac joint. No studies were found that investigated the spa...
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