The Intracept Procedure is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure for
patients with vertebrogenic pain. The procedure targets a specific nerve
within the vertebra called the basivertebral nerve and has been shown to
improve function and relieve pain long-term. The procedure is implant-free,
preserving future treatment options for other spine conditions.
Here's what the procedure involves.
Step One: Access the Pedicle
Under fluoroscopic guidance, the Intracept® Introducer Cannula
Assembly is advanced through the pedicle.
Step Two: Create the Channel
The Intracept® Curved Cannula Assembly is used to create a channel
to the trunk of the basivertebral nerve.
Step Three: Place the RF Probe
The Intracept® RF Probe is inserted into the curved path and placed
at the trunk of the basivertebral nerve.
Step Four: Ablate the BVN
The Intracept® RF Generator is used to deliver radiofrequency
energy that ablates the basivertebral nerve.