Kimberly-Clark introduces cooled radiofrequency system for cervical joint pain

14 February 2013 (Last Updated February 14th, 2013 18:30)

Kimberly-Clark has introduced a cooled radiofrequency (RF) system to treat patients with pain in the cervical facet joint of the spine.

Kimberly-Clark has introduced a cooled radiofrequency (RF) system to treat patients with pain in the cervical facet joint of the spine.

Using water-cooled technology, the Cervicool Cooled RF system addresses nerve path variability in the cervical spine and provides long-lasting pain relief.

The system, which is available in two configurations, can be used in various approaches including perpendicular, oblique or parallel to create larger lesions than standard radiofrequency and treat the cervical joint pain.

"Using water-cooled technology, the Cervicool Cooled RF system addresses nerve path variability in the cervical spine and provides long-lasting pain relief."

John Peter Smith Hospital sports and pain medicine clinical faculty Dr Robert Menzies said; "Incorporating feedback from physicians, Kimberly-Clark has developed an easy-to-use, time-saving system that provides a variety of options for treatment of the cervical joint."

According to the company, cervical pain is considered as the third most common pain in the spine with more than 44 million patients afflicted annually and more than 200,000 patients turning to cervical injections for pain relief each year.

Kimberly-Clark global interventional pain management general manager Lisa Kudlacz said by offering new solutions for chronic pain, the company is transforming the healthcare landscape from diagnostics to treatment.

"The addition of CERVICOOL Cooled RF System completes our portfolio of cooled RF spine treatment offerings," Kudlacz said.

The company also offers cooled-RF pain management solutions for patients with discogenic pain, SI joint syndrome, thoracic and lumbar z-joint pain.