OsteoCool™ Radiofrequency Ablation System

The OsteoCool RF Ablation System is cooled radiofrequency (RF) ablation technology. It offers simultaneous, dual-probe capabilities for treating painful bone tumors.

About the therapy

Overview

INDICATIONS

  • Palliative treatment in spinal procedures by ablation of metastatic malignant lesions in a vertebral body.
  • Coagulation and ablation of tissue in bone during surgical procedures including palliation of pain associated with metastatic lesions involving bone in patients who have failed or are not candidates for standard therapy.
  • Ablation of benign bone tumors such as osteoid osteoma.

LIVE CASE FILMING & TECHNOLOGY DISCUSSION

Watch a periacetabular ablation procedure with discussion by Dr. Julien Garnon.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Image from breast cancer case study with Dr. Levy.

Image courtesy of Dr. Jason Levy

The OsteoCool RF Ablation system is cooled radiofrequency (RF) ablation technology. It offers simultaneous, dual-probe capabilities for treating painful bone tumors.

Coaxial, bipolar technology delivers RF energy to the site, and automatically moderates power to keep RF heating within the desired treatment range. This reduces risk of potential thermal damage to adjacent tissue.1

The active tip of the ablation probe is internally cooled with circulating water. RF energy heats the tissue while circulating water moderates the temperature close to the active tip. This combination:

  • Creates large volume lesions without excessive heating at the active tip
  • Minimizes potential for char

The OsteoCool RF ablation probes are sterile and intended for single use.

DOWNLOAD THE OSTEOCOOL BROCHURE

CUSTOMIZE YOUR ABLATIONS OPTIONS

OsteoCool can be utilized using one probe or two probes.

You’ll find flexibility with a wide range of ablation scenarios for your patient and procedural needs:

  • Metastatic and benign bone tumor ablation
  • Simultaneous ablation of adjacent or multiple levels in the spine
  • Simultaneous ablation using two probes, such as bipedicular spine tumor ablation
  • Ablation using one probe
  • Multiple active tip sizes and introducer gauge options
  • Custom ablation zones
  • Track ablation

OSTEOCOOLTM HARD BONE ACCESS KIT

The Medtronic bone access toolkit includes a tapered cannula, sharper trocar, and enhanced drill design – a system that allows improved access to sclerotic bone.2* These tools are compatible with the existing OsteoCool™ RF ablation probes.

The tools:

- Offer faster access to sclerotic bone2*
- Reduce the force required to advance the tool2*
- Are versatile for use for all cases

pdf OsteoCool™ Hard Bone Access Kit Brochure (.pdf)

Learn about the OsteCool™ hard bone access kit with a tapered cannula, trocar, and enhanced drill design.

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Risks

  • As a consequence of electrosurgery, damage to surrounding tissue through iatrogenic injury could result
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Nerve injury including thermal injury, puncture of spinal cord or nerve roots potentially results in radiculopathy, paresis, and paralysis

The OsteoCoolRF Ablation bone access kits are indicated for percutaneous access to bone.

 

 

 

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Bench testing may not be indicative of clinical results

1

Based on internal testing. Data on file.

2

Medtronic data on file: ETR 31101395, Repetitive Impact and Axial Compression Bench Testing, N=6 of each tool tested. January 2023.