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Leads, Electrical Stimulator, Spinal Cord, Implantable

Definition : Leads designed to conduct electrical signals from the pulse generating unit of an electric stimulator into spinal cord electrodes (typically placed in the epidural space). These leads typically consist of flexible wires that are completely isolated except at the electrode tip that makes contact with the spine. Implantable spinal cord leads are directly attached to the spine electrodes; the electrodes may be percutaneously inserted needle-type electrodes or, less frequently, used paddle (also known as mini laminectomy) electrodes. The other end of the lead is attached to the stimulator (i.e., pulse generator) that is usually also implanted in the abdomen after a test period. The stimulators may use implantable batteries or external power through a radio system. A variety of single- and multiple-lead arrays is available; lead size, connector type, and other characteristics of the leads must be compatible with the pulse generator and the therapy prescribed. Spinal cord stimulation is mainly used for analgesic purposes, but can be used for other purposes such as muscle control.

Entry Terms : "Dorsal Column Stimulators" , "Dorsal Column Leads" , "Leads, Spinal Cord, Implantable" , "Spinal Leads"

UMDC code : 17215

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Boston Scientific Corp

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In 1969, fascinated by the possibility of bringing pioneering medical devices and treatments to patients across the world, John Abele joined Medi-Tech, a company that was developing alternatives to traditional surgery. Pete Nicholas was looking for an investment, and when he met John, the pieces came together.

Medtronic Inc

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At Medtronic, we're changing the face of chronic disease. By working closely with physicians around the world, we create therapies to help patients do things they never thought possible.

Synapse Biomedical Inc

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