Cryoanalgesia. Review
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Svirskii DA, Antipin EE, Bochkareva NA, Ibragimov AT, Yakovenko MP, Nedashkovskii EV Cryoanalgesia. Review. Annals of Critical Care. 2020;(4):58–73. doi:10.21320/1818-474X-2020-4-58-73.


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Cryoanalgesia, also known as cryoneurolysis or cryoneuroablation, is one of the most effective interventional methods for pain management, which allows providing high-quality long-term analgesia by low-temperature destruction of the nerve membranes of sensory or mixed nerves. Our review is devoted to the history of the use of cold for medical purposes, a description of the physical basis of the method and equipment used for cryoanalgesia, various clinical aspects and technical features of the procedure, as well as indications and contraindications, with a clinical description of various conditions that can be treated using interventional methods of pain management.
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