- Spinal Interventional Procedures
A major emphasis of the Pain Fellowship is to develop diagnostic skills related to non-operative management of patients with spine-related problems. The fellow will be given the opportunity to perform supervised fluoroscopically-guided spinal injections. These will encompass the cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral spine.
- Injections include, but are not limited to:
- Epidural steroid injections
- Facet intra-articular injections
- Medial branch blocks
- Radiofrequency neuroablation
- Intra-articular injections
- Pumps and Stimulators (anesthesia clinic elective time)
- Dedicated time - as negotiated with directors
- Projects - The fellow is required to participate in ongoing as well as original research projects.
Fellows present significant portions of the didactic lectures during each week.
- Case Presentations
- Chapter Reviews
- Grand Rounds
- Journal Clubs
- Morbidity and Mortality Conferences
One of the fellows may elect to participate in the following:
- Pre-participation screening exams for CU & DU athletic teams
- Team coverage for University of Colorado and University of Denver athletic programs
- Event coverage - to be determined
One of the fellows will have the opportunity to continue to develop skills in electrodiagnostic medicine.