The Physics of COOLIEF*

Cooled RF Ablation Chronic Pain Treatment

When comparing cooled RF nerve ablation over standard RF, there are a few key differences to consider. For instance, COOLIEF* Cooled RF electrodes create larger, spherically-shaped lesions that provide greater distal projection than the ovoid lesions produced by standard RF, increasing the likelihood that cooled RF lesions will fully capture target nerves with known nerve path complexity and variability. Additionally, with COOLIEF*, water-cooled electrodes enable more RF energy to be delivered than traditional RF, creating lesions that distally-project more than 45% beyond the probe’s tip, resulting in a spherically-shaped lesion that can reach up to 12mm in width.

The Physics of Cooled RF further explores the differences between standard RF and cooled RF including:

  • Indication for use
  • Physics of cooled RF nerve ablation
  • Lesion size and geometry
  • Application to pain management

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