Physician Guided Lead Placement: Making the Lead go to the Target
The successful placement of a lead has several components. The physician must choose a patient with acceptable anatomy for placement, properly insert a needle, and pick a target for desired lead location for proper stimulation. In many patients, the most difficult component of the procedure is guiding the lead from the needle to the end location. Multiple factors will influence the ease in which this task is completed. By modifying the technique, the physician can maximize the ease in which the lead is guided to the target.