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Early Percutaneous Cryoablation for Pain Control After Rib Fractures Among Elderly Patients

The purpose of this study is to provide long-term pain control for elderly patients with rib fractures in order to minimize their risk of complications and return them to baseline functional capacity

Stanford is currently accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Radiation: Cryoneurolysis
  • Other: Standard of Care





   - Patients greater than 65 years with any acute rib fracture of ribs 3,4,5,6,7,8, or 9.

   - Pain score higher than or equal to 5

   - Presenting and admitted to Stanford Emergency Department


   - Radiographic evidence of metastasis to ribs

   - Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score < 13

   - Patients undergoing Surgical Stabilization of Rib Fractures (SSRF)

   - Rib fractures located < 3cm from spinous process

   - Coagulopathy (INR >1.5, Pat < 100)

   - Other factors precluding cryoablation at Interventional Radiologist (IR) attending's

   - Patients who do not have any rib fractures of ribs 3,4,5,6,7,8, or 9.

Ages Eligible for Study

65 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Now accepting new patients

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Sharon Cardenas-Ledezma, BS
(650) 724-4023
Not Recruiting