Evaluation of an innovative spinal cord stimulator platform for the treatment of chronic pain.
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an ever-evolving therapy for the treatment of chronic pain. Currently, there are four main companies offering a variety of options for SCS. The Intellis™ system is the latest offering from Medtronic (MN, USA). Intellis offers the smallest implantable SCS pulse generator available and is capable of multiple different modes of stimulation, some of which can be run simultaneously. With an intrinsic accelerometer, the device is capable of sensing various patient positions and can automatically adjust stimulation intensity. Intellis also offers the most comprehensive MRI conditionality to date. Additionally, the new Samsung/Android® (Seoul, South Korea) clinician programmer allows for easier programming than previous Medtronic programing systems. The programer can also generate patient activity and usage reports from implantable pulse generator data.
Davies, C; Komoroski, C; Roy, L
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