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Published on : Nov 04, 2016

Radiofrequency (RF) ablation is a minimally invasive medical procedure which burns the unwanted or affected tissue, leaving behind only a scar, which fades away over time. RF ablation technology is used for pain management in and around the affected tissue causing excruciating chronic pain. This technique is used after all other techniques of pain management have failed. Owing to the high procedural efficiency and minimal invasive nature, the global RF ablation devices market is expected to witness a stupendous growth over the coming years.

Rising Prevalence of Arthritis to Drive Demand for RF Ablation Devices

RF ablation devices have applications in cardiology, oncology, cosmetology, gynecology, pain management, and hypertension, thus driving their demand. The rising prevalence of arthritis is one of the key drivers of the global RF ablation devices market for pain management. The rising geriatric population across the world is another factor driving the global RF ablation devices market for pain management. In addition to this, manufacturers are constantly investing in R&D to develop technologically advanced products, which in turn is fueling the growth of the market. The efficiency of the devices are greatly improving owing to advancements in technology and this will increase their adoption rates.

Side Effects Associated with RF Ablation Devices to Pose Challenge

Discomfort, tissue charring, bruising, burning pain, and swelling are some of the side effects associated with RF ablation devices. These side effects create apprehensions among patients and impedes their adoption. However, the impact of this restraint is expected to reduce over the years as technological advancements in this field help reduce these side effects. Another factor deterring the adoption of RF ablation devices for pain management is its non-applicability for a large number of people suffering from back pain. However, developing nations in Asia Pacific and Latin America are expected to hold lucrative opportunities for growth in the coming years.