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A Revolutionary New RF Thermocouple Electrode Design
The Nimbus, a novel RF electrode, was developed to produce a larger volume, optimally shaped lesion approximately 8-10 mm in diameter, to enable pain management specialists to more predictably target ablation, including anatomic variation, using technically simple, easily mastered electrode placement techniques. The Nimbus RF electrode increases the functional electrode surface area, spreads electrical current density and increases the volume of tissue heated resulting in a larger ablation zone.
The Nimbus radiofrequency multi-tined expandable electrode aims to improve radiofrequency neurotomy outcomes. Radiofrequency Thermal Neurotomy (RTN) is recognized as a highly effective intervention for patients suffering from intractable pain. RTN relieves pain by inducing thermal coagulation of a segment of the afferent nociceptive pathway, effectively interrupting transmission of sensory information from a pain generator to the central nervous system and brain.
There is widespread support for the use of RTN in the treatment of a wide range of spinal and non-spinal pain syndromes in the medical literature. Indications range from sacroiliac joint (SIJ), zygapophyseal (facet) joint, and trigeminal neuralgia to pain associated with metastatic disease.
International Spine Intervention Society – 2015 23RD Annual Scientific Meeting Research Abstracts
1650-1661 First published online: 1 August 2015
Technical Efficacy of a Direction Specific Radiofrequency Device in the Performance of Lumbar Medial Branch Neurotomies – An MRI and EMG Confirmation Study (Interim Analysis)