Cooled Radiofrequency Products
Halyard Health Cooled Radiofrequency (RF) System is a revolution in radiofrequency technology as the cooled radiofrequency platform allows for creation of large-volume, sherical lesions - giving physicians the power of targeted treatment for symptomatic patients, even in difficult to treat spine anatomy.
With the addition of CERVICOOL* Cooled RF System, Halyard now offers a complete portfolio of cooled radiofrequency treatment for all segments of the spine..from the cervical facet joint to the sacroiliac (SI) joint.
A Minimally Invasive Option For Genicular Nerve Ablation
Harness the Power of Cooled RF for a Simpler Solution to Lumbar Pain
An RF Solution For Cervical Pain That Encompasses Nerve Path Variability.
A Straightforward Solution for Difficult Discogenic Pain
The Cooled RF System - How it Works
The cooled RF pain management system is indicated for use to create RF lesions in nervous tissue. The sterile, single-use probe is inserted through an introducer into or near nervous tissue. RF energy heats the tissue while circulating water moderates the temperature in close proximity to the electrode or active tip. This combination creates large volume lesions without excessive heating at the electrode.
Cooled RF Lesion
Without cooling - the size of the lesion is limited by the heat generated in adjacent tissue
The larger heating distance and greater depth of lesioning are "an important consideration in light of the individual anatomy variation in location and quantity of nerves."1
The Cooled RF Pain Management System includes:
Pain Management Radiofrequency Probe
- Probe includes a 4-foot connecting cable and tubing extension to reach out of the sterile field. These are connected to the generator and peristaltic pump unit for RF energy delivery and internal cooling.
- A thermocouple in the probe measures cooled electrode temperature throughout the procedure.
- A radiopaque marker is located at the proximal end of the active tip. This marker defines the lesion location under fluoroscopy, confirming position and enhancing visualization.
Pain Management Introducer
The sterile, single use introducer provides a path for the probe to the nervous tissue.
Pain Management Cooled RF Peristaltic Pump Unit
The pump unit is used to circulate cool sterile water during lesion formation.
Pain Management Tube Kit
The sterile, single use tube kit is used for closed-loop circulation of sterile water through the probe. It includes a burette to hold water, connected to tubing that is inserted in the pump unit.
Pain Management Radiofrequency Generator
The HALYARD* Pain Management Generator PMG-115-TD and PMG-230 (V. 2 or higher) are the only RF generators compatible with HALYARD* Cooled-RF Pain Management Systems
SINERGY* Cooled Radiofrequency Pain Management System
An innovative RF treatment for chronic sacroiliac joint pain
The fundamental challenge of treating SIJ pain is capturing the afferent lateral branches coursing between the painful SI region and the posterior sacral foramina. The SINERGY* System enables placement of large volume lesions, which compensate for the known variability of nerve location and running course of the lateral branches of the posterior rami.
TRANSDISCAL* Cooled Radiofrequency Pain Management System
Bipolar, cooled RF for intervertebral disc biacuplasty - the next generation of treatment for discogenic pain
The TRANSDISCAL* System uses the cooled RF system with a bipolar approach to deactivate nerves to treat symptomatic discogenic pain. Under fluoroscopy, two introducers are placed bilaterally in the posterolateral disc, and then two TRANSDISCAL* probes are inserted. The water-cooled probes deliver RF energy with enough power to heat a larger volume of disc tissue while eliminating overheating of adjacent tissue. The result is a large, reproducible lesion within a significant volume of the posterior of the disc.
LUMBARCOOL* Cooled Radiofrequency Pain Management System
Perpendicular placement for one-pass, optimal ablation
LUMBARCOOL* System uses the cooled RF platform for lumbar medial branch neurotomy. LUMBARCOOL* System enables placement of a large-volume lesion encompassing the medial branch nerve in one pass, eliminating the need for multiple passes. Many patients may fail standard RF treatments, or have a challenging anatomy. LUMBARCOOL* System enables perpendicular placement allowing "gun-barrel" access to target the nerve, compared to standard RF, in which parallel placement to nerve or multiple-pass lesioning is required to achieve optimal ablation.
THORACOOL* Cooled Radiofrequency Pain Management System
Cooled RF technology overcomes the challenge
A major challenge in treating chronic, thoracic facet pain comes from the variable course of the medial branch nerve, particularly in the mid-thoracic levels. The THORACOOL* System overcomes the challenge of the variable nerve course by enabling placement of a large-volume, reproducible lesion, of the size and position that can account for the medial branch variability.
CERVICOOL* Cooled Radiofrequency (RF) System
An innovative option for helping resolve cervical facet joint pain
Cervical pain is the third most common pain in the spine with more than 44 million patients afflicted annually. More than 200,000 turn to cervical injections for pain relief; however, cervical pain is often difficult to treat through diagnostic and therapeutic nerve blocks due to nerve course variability and the difficult anatomy of the spine.
CERVICOOL* Cooled RF System is designed to address the unique anatomy of the cervical joints by employing water-cooled technology anatomically tailored to offer relief in the cervical region. By delivering large volume lesions where anatomy and nerve path are variable, the lesion conforms around ridges and within crevices on irregularly shaped surfaces, enhancing the ability to capture the nerve.
Cooled RF - How It Works
A technical explanation of how cooled radiofrequency works to create large volume lesions targeting nervous tissue