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SCS in the setting of DBS, any issues...

Discussion in 'Pain Medicine' started by Jcm800, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Jcm800

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    I have a wonderful elderly patient who has parkinsons and is doing great with DBS put in like 4 years ago.

    She has terrible radicular pain, scoliotic, crooked, narrowed. Just looks bad, multiple levels of badness...
    She doesnt want surgery, previously ESIs helped for 6 months at a time, now they do nothing, 4 years later.

    Is there any issues with using a St. Jude SCS with a DBS (its a medtronic, to my knowlege the only ones that do it...)

    thanks
     
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  3. lobelsteve

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    Only that the wires will be impossible to drive up that Diagon Alley.
     
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    Huh
     
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    Old crappy spine. Difficult lead advancement and cord topography will not match fluoro anatomy.
     
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    That's all i see... That can be dealt with, if it doesn't work or cant get good stimulation is one thing, I just wanna make sure it's ok to try...
     
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    Boston makes DBS also.
     

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