DIROS RF Lesioning
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
What is RF Lesioning?
Radiofrequency RF lesioning has become one of the most popular and most effective techniques used to treat chronic pain disorders. In this method an RF current is used to thermocoagulation selected sensory nerves or tissue.
What is RF Lesioning? (Continued)
Radiofrequency has been used to treat diseases such as:
a) Chronic Mechanical Pain not relieved by conservative treatments
- Cervical Pain
- Thoracic Pain
- Lumbar Pain
- Sacroiliac Pain
b) Intractable Cancer Pain
- Percutaneous Cervical Cordotomy
- Splanchnic Nerve
c) Tic Douleureux (Gasserian Ganglion RF)
d) Discogenic Pain
e) Parkinson’s Disease Tremor
-> In pulsed RF, the treatment effect is produced by the electromagnetic field. It is not a thermal lesion.
-> In the pulsed RF the nerve is repaired
-> Pulsed RF can treat peripheral nerves without injuring them.
-> Pulsed RF maximizes voltage whilst ensuring that temperature does not exceed 42c.
-> Pulsed RF treatment of the Lumbar dorsal root ganglion (DRG) in patients with chronic lumbar radicular pain.
-> Pulsed RF treatment of the adjacent cervical dorsal root ganglion (DRG) of cervical radicular pain.