The lesion generator for successful radiofrequency pain management

The new TherMedico NK1 has been developed for the routine treatment of chronic pain.  Its easy handling and ergonomic design makes the TherMedico NK1 an easy-to-use and safe radiofrequency system. A full range of accessories and frequent training courses ensure perfect material and state-of-the-art knowledge for maximum therapy success.

 


Technical  Equipment :

  • TherMedico NK1 RF generator.

  • Special isolated cannulae.

  • Thermo probe.

  • Neutral electrode.


THERMEDICO THERMOCOUPLES WITH 2 METER CONNECTING CABLE – STERILISABLE


NEUTRAL ELECTRODE


DISPOSABLE CANNULAE



Advantages :

  • Easy device handling

  • Minimal invasive (cannulae just 22g or 18g)

  • Exact described denervation areas

  • Long term pain rediction (6 –18 month)

  • Repeatable (recurrence due to regeneration)


Therapy

Sensory and motor stimulation    

· first:   sensory stimulation with 50Hz or 100Hz   an threshold with values U < 1,0 Volt

· second:   motor stimulation with 2 Hz and threshold U > 1.0 volt


Lesion   

 · Lesion duration: 60s

 · Lesion temperature 80°C    

 · Start lesion 

  • power increase, temperature rises with 6°C/s
  • over 75°C (delta 5 °C) automatic timer start
  • lesion temperature is controlled by the electronics
  • Timer stops procedure after 60 seconds
  • Stop procedure with “STOP” button anytime

Indication

· Face pain:   - lesion of the Ganglion Gasseri  patients  with Trigeminal neuralgia 

· Back pain:  - selective partial Rhizotomie,  - Facet joint denervation 

· Tumor pain :  Rhizotomie, Chordotomie 

· Disk pain : Annuloplastie



Other areas of radiofrequency lesion application are :

- neurosurgical  stereotactic intervention

- cardiology, modify the electrical stimulus