30 million Americans have Osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of arthritis. OA can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling. That’s why Orthopedics Sports Medicine and Surgery is proud to offer patients COOLIEF*, a minimally invasive treatment option that can bring nonsurgical relief to those suffering from OA knee and hip pain without the use of opioids.
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.
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Brandon Boyce performs the procedure which takes approximately 40 minutes. It is performed with anesthesia but does not require an incision. Because the procedure is minimally invasive, most patients can expect to feel pain relief within 1-2 weeks.
In clinical studies, most patients receiving COOLIEF* reported that their pain was significantly reduced for at least a year. “This cutting edge procedure is a great option for patients who aren’t ready for surgery or may not be able to have surgery due to health conditions,” said Boyce. “It allows patients to get back to enjoying all the things the pain has kept them from,” he added.
This procedure can help you return to normal activities within a couple of weeks, which is much sooner than surgery.
For more information, call Orthopedics Sports Medicine and Surgery at 706-647-3030.