Nimbus was invented by a practicing pain management physician that wanted a cost effective, easy to use, RF cannula that would provide a large and optimally shaped lesion for treating chronic pain patients in hospital. After tremendous effort and significant investment into the design, testing, validation, IP and regulatory clearances, Nimbus was born.
Busy interventional pain management practitioners appreciate the simplicity and efficiency of Nimbus to treat both simple and complex RF targets for pain. Nimbus provides a large 8mm – 10mm prolate spheroid lesion4 that minimizes technical obstacles and allows a simple perpendicular5 or “down the beam” approach.
Nimbus has been shown to significantly decrease procedural time2, which opens up procedure rooms for additional patient treatments and provides improved revenue opportunity to the hospitals and surgery centers where Nimbus is utilized.
Nimbus enables the interventional pain management practitioners to place the cannula perpendicular5 to a target and create a large field lesion volume with a single heat-cycle. Whether the target is “down the beam”, for example medial branch; or is a cephalocaudal running nerve, for example genicular or sympathetic chain; Nimbus creates a proper lesion efficiently.
When compared to other large volume RF techniques such as internally cooled electrodes, Nimbus is more cost effective, efficient, easy to use and requires no special equipment. Nimbus is the only large lesion RF device for pain with MRI validation5 of lesion size (601.7mm3).