How Tissue Temperature Can Impact Outcomes
There’s more than one type of RF treatment option, and they’re not created equal. This can mean the difference between continued suffering and long-lasting pain relief for chronic pain patients. With standard RF, compensating for nerve variabilities usually requires multiple lesions, which can mean longer procedure times and inconsistent clinical outcomes.
For those seeking another option, there is cooled RF technology, such as COOLIEF* Cooled RF. Cooled RF is not new; using water-cooled technology allows the delivery of more RF energy, which results in large volume, spherically shaped lesions, up to 24 months of pain relief, improved physical functionality and reduced drug utilization for patients suffering from chronic pain. The article Cooled Radiofrequency Isn’t So Cool explores the limitations of standard RF nerve ablation and addresses the many reasons to choose cooled RF including:
- Application for chronic pain (lumbar, cervical, SI, hip, knee, thoracic and discogenic)
- Benefits of using water-cooled technology
- Opinions in the industry
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