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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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
Only that the wires will be impossible to drive up that Diagon Alley.
 
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Jcm800

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Only that the wires will be impossible to drive up that Diagon Alley.
Old crappy spine. Difficult lead advancement and cord topography will not match fluoro anatomy.
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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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
Boston makes DBS also.
 
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