Monday, March 19, 2007

A retrospective analysis of reasons for reoperation following initially successful peripheral nerve stimulation

(J Neurosurg 106:388-390, 2007)


1 comment:

Coordinator said...

In agreement with a landmark publication by Hassenbusch et al. (1996) where approximately 27% of patients who undergo successful (>50% relief) peripheral nerve stimulation subsequently required surgical revisions for issues related to device design, the authors of the current study report a 33% incidence of revision likely caused by suboptimal design per se. If one also considers the relatively high incidence of device migration problems with supraorbital nerve stimulation, then it becomes quite evident that improved device design would in fact reduce revisions and optimize efficacy of peripheral nerve stimulation.