A large retrospective study suggesting the long-term clinical effectiveness of COOLIEF* Cooled Radiofrequency (RF) for patients suffering from chronic osteoarthritic knee pain in a diverse patient population was published recently in Pain Physician, Avanos Medical Inc announces.
The retrospective assessment of the long-term effectiveness of cooled radiofrequency ablation (CRFA) using COOLIEF* Cooled RF included 183 patients who followed the standard of care at a single-site pain practice. Results suggest that after CRFA, 65% of the patients reported more than 50% pain relief lasting a mean of 12.5 months (0-35 months; median 12 months).
Patients showed an average reduction in Visual Analog Scale (VAS) pain scores from 8.5 cm to 4.2 cm after CRFA, and 26 patients (14%) reported having no pain at all following the procedure, according to a media release from Avanos Medical Inc.
“The evidence in the study reinforces previous studies demonstrating that COOLIEF* Cooled RF consistently offers long-term pain relief for chronic knee pain patients in a real-world setting,” says Leonardo Kapural, MD, PhD, pain physician at the Carolinas Pain Institute and Center for Clinical Research, and professor of Anesthesiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, who conducted the study.
“Collectively, the data further suggests that COOLIEF* Cooled RF should be considered the standard of care for those suffering from chronic OA knee pain,” adds Kapural, specializes in innovative pain treatments and has relied on COOLIEF* Cooled RF to treat and manage chronic pain conditions in patients for the last 10 years.
“While there continues to be positive momentum in the emergence of new non-opioid, non-surgical products to treat chronic conditions such as OA knee pain, this data reaffirms COOLIEF* Cooled RF as an effective solution as it decreases chronic pain, improves quality of life and delivers a high degree of treatment satisfaction in patients with chronic knee pain,” Justin T. Martin, global marketing director, interventional pain management at Avanos, shares in the release.
For more information about COOLIEF* Cooled Radiofrequency for the management of chronic pain, visit Avanos Medical Inc.
[Source(s): Avanos Medical Inc, PR Newswire]