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ramus

[′rā·məs]
(anatomy)
A slender bone process branching from a large bone.
(vertebrate zoology)
The barb of a feather.
(zoology)
The branch of a structure such as a blood vessel, nerve, arthropod appendage, and so on.
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There are two radiofrequency applications for neurolysis: PRF and CRF, which is the standard one such as the thermocoagulation of the dorsal ramus medial branch.
When performing diagnostic blocks, we targeted the intra-articular joint itself as well as the lateral sacral branches of S1-3 and the L5 dorsal ramus, since these will be the targets for RFA.
Specificity of lumbar medial branch and L5 dorsal ramus blocks.