UC San Diego
Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Cryoneurolysis for Acute Pain Management: A Case Report.
- Author(s): Gabriel, RA
- Finneran, JJ
- Asokan, D
- Trescot, AM
- Sandhu, NS
- Ilfeld, BM
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1213/xaa.0000000000000546
We report 3 different cases in which ultrasound-guided percutaneous cryoneurolysis was performed to treat acute pain: 1 patient with refractory incisional pain after percutaneous nephrolithotomy; 1 patient with burns to the foot; and 1 patient with pain from iliac crest grafting. Acute pain associated with surgery or injury is a challenge to treat with local anesthetic-based regional anesthesia techniques when the anticipated pain duration exceeds a few days. Cryoneurolysis is an alternative analgesic method that utilizes extremely cold temperatures to reversibly ablate peripheral nerves and is potentially a novel method for acute pain management.
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