Do you have chronic knee and or hip pain due to arthritis?
Did you have a knee or hip replacement done and are still in pain?
Do you have chronic knee pain inspite of getting a course of rooster or gel injections?
Do you chronic knee or hip pain inspite of taking pain medications and cortisone injections?
What is a coolIEF Cooled RF treatment for genicular and obtruator neurotomy.
CoolIEF Coold RF is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that can safely treat chronic Knee and hip pain. This advanced procedure uses cooled radiofrequency energy to safely target the sensory nerves causing pain. CoolIEF circulates water through the device while heating nervous tissue to create a treatment area that is larger than conventional RF treatments. This combination targets the pain causing nerves without excessive heating leading to pain relief.
How long does the procedure take?
Procedure time varies depending on your physician and the treatment you need, but according to physicians that have performed the procedure, the actual treatment time is about 2 minutes and 20 seconds per nerve treated.
How soon can I go home after the treatment?
Since this minimally invasive outpatient treatment requires no general anesthesia, you should be able to return home shortly after the treatment. A responsible adult is required to be present in order to drive you home.
Is the COOLIEF procedure painful?
Unlike surgery, COOLIEF involves no incision. You may experience some discomfort at the radiofrequency site for a short period, but this discomfort can be treated with common over-the-counter medication.
When can I return to my normal activities?
Recommended rest will vary based on your unique needs and procedure. You can generally return to work and normal everyday activities within several days. Ask your physician for specific information regarding your procedure.
When will I begin to feel pain relief?
You should begin to feel pain relief within one to two weeks. In some patients, the relief can be relatively long-lasting. In others, Additional treatments may be required.
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