The iovera° System

The iovera° System

The iovera system comprises of a very compact, hand-held device, which seamlessly brings together several systems (hydraulic, electronic, etc.).

The extreme cold is delivered to the targeted nerve via Smart Tips.

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is the cryogen used to create the extreme cold temperatures at the distal end of the Smart Tips.  (Note: the iovera system does not use nitrogen, which can deliver temperatures that cause irreversible nerve damage).

Canisters containing liquid nitrous oxide are inserted into the handpiece. 

During each treatment cycle, the liquid nitrous oxide flows into the attached Smart Tip, where it expands into a gas.  This phase change from liquid to gas (also referred to as boiling) causes significant cold temperatures.  Nitrous oxide boils at -88oC.  So, the coldest temperatures that can be attained when using nitrous oxide as a cryogen is -88oC  Temperatures lower than -88oC cannot be reached with this cryogen.

All Smart Tips of the ioverao system are closed-end tips (needles).  The nitrous oxide that flows through the needles in the Smart Tip is safely vented through the handpiece as a gas.

Note: No fluid, chemical or drug is injected into the body during the procedure.

During each treatment cycle, the liquid nitrous oxide flows into the attached Smart Tip, where it expands into a gas.  This phase change from liquid to gas (also referred to as boiling) causes significant cold temperatures.  Nitrous oxide boils at -88oC.  So, the coldest temperatures that can be attained when using nitrous oxide as a cryogen is -88oC  Temperatures lower than -88oC cannot be reached with this cryogen.

All Smart Tips of the ioverao system are closed-end tips (needles).  The nitrous oxide that flows through the needles in the Smart Tip is safely vented through the handpiece as a gas.

Note: No fluid, chemical or drug is injected into the body during the procedure.

The iovera° Smart Tips

The iovera° Smart Tips

The iovera system comes with two Smart Tips.  These tips can deliver extreme cold when inserted into the targeted area in the body.

Smart Tip 155

Smart Tip 307

Specifications:

  • Single needle
  • Blunt tip
  • 55 mm long
  • 22-gauge
  • 6-mm increment markings
  • 70-second cycle duration

Possible Applications:

  • Intercostal
  • Trigeminal
  • Suprascapular
  • Sacro-iliac
  • Posterior tibial

Specifications:

  • Three needles
  • Sharp tips
  • 7 mm long
  • 27-gauge
  • 60-second cycle duration

Possible Applications:

  • Anterior knee
  • Occipital
  • Ilioinguinal

The iovera system comes with two Smart Tips.  These tips can deliver extreme cold when inserted into the targeted area in the body.

Smart Tip 155

Specifications:

  • Single needle
  • Blunt tip
  • 55 mm long
  • 22-gauge
  • 6-mm increment markings
  • 70-second cycle duration

Possible Applications:

  • Intercostal
  • Trigeminal
  • Suprascapular
  • Sacro-iliac
  • Posterior tibial

Smart Tip 307

Specifications:

  • Three needles
  • Sharp tips
  • 7 mm long
  • 27-gauge
  • 60-second cycle duration

Possible Applications:

  • Anterior knee
  • Occipital
  • Ilioinguinal

This video shows how to administer the iovera° therapy to treat knee pain

This video shows how to administer the iovera° therapy to treat knee pain