Knee arthritis pain can disappear with non-invasive cooled radio energy

‘We’re not taking away the arthritis, just the arthritis pain’

Known as “Coolief,” the procedure can provide several months of relief from chronic arthritis pain for patients for whom surgery is not an option. It also decreases the need for a daily regimen of prescription medication and other over-the-counter pain-relieving drugs.

For several years, Rush pain medicine physicians have treated many types of chronic pain with radiofrequency (RF) ablation technology, which uses the heat from radio wave energy to temporarily neutralize specific nerves that cause chronic pain. The innovative Coolief RF technology combines cold and heat energy to extend the pain-free period much longer.

By also cooling the targeted area with the water-cooled electrodes, the Coolief procedure creates a treatment area that is larger than what occurs via conventional, heat-only RF treatments. That larger treatment area in turn extends the time the nerves need to resume sending pain signals.

Grandmother freed from pain, able to play with grandchildren

“The arthritis was so bad that I could barely step down without severe pain. I thought I was going to limp for the rest of my life,” McLoden said.

Knee osteoarthritis afflicts 20 million in U.S.

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20 million people in the United States suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee, with treatments ranging from increased activity to medication to knee joint replacement surgery for the most severe cases.  Each year, an estimated 700,000 of those people have knee joint replacement surgery.

Learn more: Tuning Out Arthritis Pain With Radio Energy

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