Cryoanalgesia in interventional pain management.

@article{Trescot2003CryoanalgesiaII,
  title={Cryoanalgesia in interventional pain management.},
  author={Andrea M. Trescot},
  journal={Pain physician},
  year={2003},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={345-60}
}
Cryoneuroablation, also known as cryoanalgesia or cryoneurolysis, is a specialized technique for providing long-term pain relief in interventional pain management settings. Modern cryoanalgesia traces its roots to Cooper et al who developed in 1961, a device that used liquid nitrogen in a hollow tube that was insulated at the tip and achieved a temperature of - 190 degrees C. Lloyd et al proposed that cryoanalgesia was superior to other methods of peripheral nerve destruction, including alcohol… CONTINUE READING