What is COOLIEF*
Radiofrequency ablation deactivates the nerves responsible for sending pain signals to the brain. COOLIEF* is a minimally invasive radiofrequency pain management system using water-cooled technology to safely deactivate pain-transmitting sensory nerves around the knee
The top 6 ways COOLIEF* cooled radiofrequency ablation can help with chronic knee pain
1. Pain relief for up to 12 months
In clinical studies, most patients receiving COOLIEF* reported that their pain was significantly reduced.5
2. Improved mobility
COOLIEF* has been proven to significantly improve long-term physical function and quality of life for OA knee patients for up to 12 months.
3. Quick recovery time
Because the procedure is minimally invasive, most patients can expect to feel pain relief within 1-2 weeks, returning to an enhanced quality of life much sooner than with surgery.
4. No opioid recovery medication
You may experience some discomfort for a short period, but this discomfort can be treated with common over-the-counter medication.6
5. No overnight hospital stay
Since this outpatient treatment requires no general anesthesia, you can return home shortly after treatment.
6. No incision
Unlike surgery, COOLIEF* involves no incision.
What should I expect after the COOLIEF* procedure
COOLIEF* is a viable option for many patients who aren’t ready or eligible for surgery. Compared to steroid injections, COOLIEF* has demonstrated improved pain relief, functionality, and patient satisfaction.
A short procedure can help you return to normal activities within a week or two. Follow your physician’s discharge instructions after the COOLIEF* procedure.
Using ice packs at the procedure site and taking analgesic medication (medication that temporarily alleviates pain) can decrease your discomfort.
Consult your physician to understand the risks and potential contraindications for this procedure.
Potential complications associated with the use of this device include, but are not limited to, infection, nerve damage, increased pain, visceral injury, failure of technique, paralysis, and death.