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Percutaneous cryoanalgesia in pain management: a case-series

Martina Bellini, Massimo Barbieri
DOI: 10.5603/AIT.2015.0045
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Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2015;47(4):333-335.

open access

Vol 47, No 4 (2015)
Original and clinical articles
Submitted: 2015-09-20

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cryoanalgesia, also known as cryoneuroablation or cryoneurolysis, is a specialized technique for providing long-term pain relief.

METHOD: We present here retrospective data on pain relief and changes in function after cryoanalgesia techniques: we describe the effect of this procedure on articular facet syndromes, sacroiliac pain and knee pain.

RESULTS: We reviewed the records of 18 patients with articular lumbar facet pain, knee pain and sacroiliac pain. The Visual Analog Scale and Patient’s Global Impression of Change scale show satisfaction at 1 month after cryoablation, with the best scores after three months. Only three patients showed a worse condition than the first month.

CONCLUSION: The majority of patients experienced a clinically relevant degree of pain relief and improved function following percutaneous cryoanalgesia.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cryoanalgesia, also known as cryoneuroablation or cryoneurolysis, is a specialized technique for providing long-term pain relief.

METHOD: We present here retrospective data on pain relief and changes in function after cryoanalgesia techniques: we describe the effect of this procedure on articular facet syndromes, sacroiliac pain and knee pain.

RESULTS: We reviewed the records of 18 patients with articular lumbar facet pain, knee pain and sacroiliac pain. The Visual Analog Scale and Patient’s Global Impression of Change scale show satisfaction at 1 month after cryoablation, with the best scores after three months. Only three patients showed a worse condition than the first month.

CONCLUSION: The majority of patients experienced a clinically relevant degree of pain relief and improved function following percutaneous cryoanalgesia.

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Keywords

cryoanalgesia, pain, cryoneuroablaton, cryoneurolysis

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Title

Percutaneous cryoanalgesia in pain management: a case-series

Journal

Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy

Issue

Vol 47, No 4 (2015)

Pages

333-335

DOI

10.5603/AIT.2015.0045

Bibliographic record

Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2015;47(4):333-335.

Keywords

cryoanalgesia
pain
cryoneuroablaton
cryoneurolysis

Authors

Martina Bellini
Massimo Barbieri

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