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2021 May 07

Expert Rev Med Devices

Percutaneous Cryoneurolysis for Acute Pain Management: Current Status and Future Prospects.


Finneran Iv JJ, Ilfeld BM
Expert Rev Med Devices. 2021 May 07.
PMID: 33961531.


Conventional nerve blocks utilize local anesthetic drugs to provide pain relief for hours or days following surgery or trauma. However, postoperative and trauma pain can last weeks or months. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous cryoneurolysis is an anesthetic modality that offers substantially longer pain relief compared to local anesthetic-based nerve blocks.