COOLIEF Cooled Radiofrequency for Knee Pain
Is COOLIEF* Cooled Radiofrequency the right option for me?
You may not be ready for surgery yet, and opioids have side effects that you might not want. That’s why COOLIEF* can bring non-surgical relief to those suffering from chronic pain, without the use of opioids.
COOLIEF* is a minimally invasive treatment option targeting nerves that transmit pain signals and the first and only radiofrequency treatment FDA-cleared for the relief of osteoarthritis knee pain.
The top 6 ways cooled RF ablation can help with chronic 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.
How COOLIEF works
Radiofrequency ablation deactivates the nerves responsible for sending pain signals to the brain. COOLIEF* is the only currently known radiofrequency pain management system using water-cooled technology to safely deactivate pain-transmitting sensory nerves, allowing a larger treatment area and greater chance at targeting pain-causing nerves. COOLIEF* is clinically proven to provide long-term pain relief, improve physical functionality, and reduce drug utilization.
Coolief Cooled Radiofrequency (RF) Treatment
Coolief Cooled Radiofrequency (RF) Treatment can deliver just that. It is a minimally-invasive treatment option targeting nerves that are causing pain. Studies have been shown to provide chronic back pain patients with up to 24 months of pain relief, improved physical function and reduced drug utilization.
Why Coolief Cooled RF?
Effective pain relief
Quick recovery time
Cost-effective, no overnight hospital stay
Q & A:
Q How long does the procedure take?
A Procedure time varies depending on your physician and the treatment you need, but it typically takes between 25 – 45 minutes.
Q How soon can I go home after the treatment?
A 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.
Q Is the Coolief procedure painful?
A 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. Imagine where life could take you Chronic pain doesn’t have to be met with surgery or medication. You deserve an option that’s minimally invasive, effective, and offers a short recovery. Coolief* Cooled Radiofrequency (RF) Treatment can deliver just that. It is a minimally invasive treatment option targeting nerves that are causing pain. Studies have been shown to provide chronic back pain patients with up to 24 months of pain relief, improved physical function and reduced drug utilization.
Q What is Coolief* Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment?
A Coolief Cooled RF is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that can safely treat chronic 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.
Q When can I return to my normal activities?
A 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.
Q When will I begin to feel pain relief?
A 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. For the specific costs associated with this procedure, and/or with any other questions please consult with your physician.