Knee and Hip arthritis are considered as one of the main causes of functional disability in humans. The patient with arthritis is suffering not only from the persistent pain, stiffness and limited mobility, moreover, it also directly affects their quality of life.
Recommendations for hip and knee osteoarthritis treatment and management includes non-pharmacological such as patient education and awareness, physical exercise and rehabilitation aids.
While some patients believe surgery is the only effective hip osteoarthritis treatment, non-surgical options are a less invasive and increasingly integral part of the treatment algorithm in mild to moderate cases and selectively in severe cases in the absence of severe progressive deformity.
Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment for Hip Pain is a new and innovative non-surgical treatment for hip arthritis that can bridge the gap between short-term pain relief treatment and Total Hip Replacement by providing a minimally invasive, non-opioid procedure for hip pain.
Cooled radiofrequency Treatment for Hip Pain uses water-cooled technology that enables more RF energy to safely deactivate pain-transmitting sensory nerves. This creates a larger, spherical lesion that distally projects 45% or greater beyond the probe’s tip, allowing your surgeon to approach the target nerve from any angle.
In addition to Hip, Cooled Radiofrequency is effective in treating knee pain, back pain, neck pain and sacroiliac joint in the spine.
Benefits of Cooled Radiofrequency for Hip Pain
Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment for Hip Pain can provide lasting relief for 12-15 months following single treatment session. Further benefits are:
- No Hospital Stay
Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment for Hip Pain is undertaken as an outpatient, ensuring that the patient can return home on the same day without the need for admission
- Rapid Recovery
Most patients can return back to activities of daily living after 24hours of the Cooled Radiofrequency procedure. Mr Parminder Singh will go through your recovery time in detail prior to your procedure as this may vary from patient to patient.
- Safe procedure
Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment for Hip Pain is a very safe procedure with minimum to no side effects. Mr Parminder Singh will go through the risks involved, if any, at your pre-op consultation.
- Insurance Cover
Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment is covered by several private health insurance companies and Medicare. The administration staff for Mr Parminder Singh will assist you with lodging your rebates and discuss the fees at your consultation.
Here are some frequently asked questions people have about Cooled Radiofrequency for Hip pain.
Does the Cooled Radiofrequency procedure need any prior preparation?
Mr Parminder Singh will guide and explain you the entire Cooled Radiofrequency procedure at your consultation. The Cooled Radiofrequency procedure is done as an outpatient procedure and does not require extensive preparation.
How Long will the procedure take?
The Cooled Radiofrequency takes less than 30minutes as an outpatient procedure.
How Long is the recovery time ?
Patients can return to work in 24hours after the Cooled Radiofrequency procedure. A follow-up appointment with Mr Parminder Singh is recommended to assess your response to treatment and address any concerns you may have.
How Long Will the Effects of The Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment Last?
Mr Parminder Singh is a pioneer in performing Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment for patients in Australia and is leading several research studies regarding the long-lasting effects of Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment for Hip Pain. Mr Parminder Singh also teaches surgeons this technique in Australia.
Several previous studies have proved that treatment using cooled radiofrequency lasts for up to 12-15 months. Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment can provide substantial symptom relief and functional benefit to those suffering from chronic pain due to osteoarthritis.
Will I need any medications after the Cooled Radiofrequency Procedure?
The aim of Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment is to minimize the dependency on medication. No specific medications are prescribed after the procedure.
What is the cost of Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment for Hip Pain?
The cost of Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment may vary depending on your Medicare and Private Health cover. Mr Parminder Singh and his administration staff will discuss the exact costs following your consultation.
Why Choose PJS Orthopaedics?
Mr Parminder Singh is a Melbourne based Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in treatment of Hip and Knee Pain. Undertaken over 5,000 surgeries with an experience of 14 years, Mr Parminder Singh uses the most advanced preservation techniques for your Hip and Knee. Mr Parminder Singh is also Member of the AVANOS International training Facility for Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment in Australia.
Mr Parminder Singh recognises the importance of you choosing the right doctor for your treatment. He takes his time to discuss all your options with you to ensure that you have all the knowledge you need to make an educated decision for the best outcome.
For any further information on Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment for Hip Pain, please contact the rooms on 03 9428 4128.