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COOLIEF* Treatment

Do You or a Family Member Experience Chronic Pain in Your Hips or Knees?

COOLIEF* Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment may help! The treatment is for adults who are experiencing chronic pain in their hips or knees, but are not ready for surgery.

COOLIEF* Treatment for Pain

UM Health-Sparrow Pain Management Center providers use COOLIEF* as a minimally invasive treatment option targeting nerves that transmit pain signals. It is the only currently known radiofrequency pain management system using water-cooled technology to safely deactivate pain-transmitting sensory nerves. This allows a larger treatment area near the knee or hip to be addressed.

You may benefit from COOLIEF* if:

  • You have been diagnosed with osteo-arthritis in the hips or knees.
  • You are taking over-the-counter medication or opioid medication on a regular basis.
  • You want to delay surgery, or you want quicker results from surgery.
  • Your knee or hip hurts for months or years following injury.
  • You have difficulty standing up or getting out of bed.
  • You want to return to your functional activities.

Benefits of the treatment include:

  • Pain relief for up to 12 months.
  • Improved mobility.
  • Quick recovery time.
  • No overnight hospital stay.
  • No incision.
  • Reduce medication use.

A physician referral to the program is needed for treatment. If you think that we can help, please have your physician fax a referral to 517.364.5335