Surgical TechniqueLumbar Radiofrequency Ablation Procedural TechniqueStolzenberg, David DO*; Ahn, Junyoung J. MD†; Kurd, Mark MD‡Author Information *Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Philadelphia, PA †Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL ‡Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Philadelphia, PA The authors declare no conflict of interest. Reprints: David Stolzenberg, DO, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, 921 Chestnut Street, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (e-mail: email@example.com). Received October 26, 2018 Accepted January 3, 2019 Clinical Spine Surgery: February 2020 - Volume 33 - Issue 1 - p 20-23 doi: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000000780 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Lumbar radiofrequency ablation is indicated for the treatment of chronic axial low back pain that is mediated by facet arthropathy which has failed more conservative treatment options. This article details proper equipment and medications, patient positioning and setup, step-by-step instructions for multiplanar fluoroscopic visualization, cannula placement, and postoperative management. Pearls and pitfalls are also discussed. In addition, an instructional procedure video (Supplemental Digital Content 1, http://links.lww.com/CLINSPINE/A90) accompanies this paper. © 2020 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.