The iovera° Smart Tips
The iovera° system uses Smart Tips to reach superficial or deep nerves. These tips can deliver extreme cold when inserted into the targeted area in the body.
Smart Tip 309 and 190 Details
Dr Pieter Vreede introduces the Smart Tip 309 and the Smart Tip 190 and talking through the mechanics of a full iovera˚ treatment cycle.
Smart Tip 309
Smart Tip 309 includes three 27-gauge needles that are 8.5-mm long. The duration of each treatment cycle with this tip is approximately 60 seconds. This tip can be used to treat superficial nerves, such as the:
- Anterior femoral cutaneous nerve
- Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve
- Infrapatellar branches of the saphenous nerve
- Occipital nerve
- Trigeminal nerve
Smart Tip 190
Smart Tip 190 includes a single, 20-gauge needle with trocar tip that is 90-mm long. The duration of each treatment cycle with this tip is approximately 106 seconds per User Guide. This tip can be used to treat superficial and deep nerves, such as the:
- Intercostal nerve
- Ilioinguinal nerve
- Suprascapular nerve
- Deep genicular nerves
Imaging is required for placing the Smart Tip 190 in close proximity to the targeted nerve. Additionally, this tip allows for nerve stimulation, which further confirms nerve location and improves accuracy of treatment.
This video shows how to administer the iovera° therapy to treat anterior knee pain