| OPERATIVE NUANCES STEP BY STEP (VIDEO SECTION)
|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 8 | Page : 337--339
High Frequency (HF10) Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Neuropathic Pain
Girish V Vajramani
Centre for Functional Neurosurgery, Wessex Neurological Centre, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, UK
Background and Introduction: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is well established treatment. In a prospective randomised controlled trial, novel 10-kHz High-frequency Therapy (HF10 Therapy) was superior to traditional low-frequency SCS for the treatment of chronic back and leg pain.
Objective: To demonstrate the percutaneous SCS implant technique and discuss the operative nuances.
Surgical Technique/Procedure: During the stage 1 procedure (permanent trial), two percutaneous electrodes were placed in the midline posterior epidural space spanning T8-T10 segments straddling the T9-10 disc space. The electrodes were anchored to the fascia, tunnelled into the supragluteal incision and connected to the extensions, which were tunnelled out for the external trial.
Results and Conclusions: The patient reported 90% pain reduction at follow-up. Thoracic HF10 SCS is effective modality in managing chronic neuropathic pain
Dr. Girish V Vajramani
Mail Point 101, Wessex Neurological Centre, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, SO16 6YD
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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