Stryker, a company best known for orthopedic devices, won FDA clearance to introduce its MultiGen 2 RF Generator in the U.S. The device is used to treat pain deriving from facet joints in the spine by delivering radiofrequency energy that ablates targeted tissues. Compared to the previous version of the device, Stryker claims that the MultiGen 2 provides improved control, reliability, and procedural efficiency.
The device produces twice the amount of power compared to most standard devices of this type, getting up to temperature quicker with fewer opportunities for errors to occur. A single button starts the procedure, while removing electrodes is not necessary when creating strip lesions that are the signature of facet joint RF ablation.
There are a number of settings that can be adjust depending on the patient needs and physician preferences, allowing for quick turnaround and intuitive pre-op steps that make it easy to get started.