Anchoring Percutaneous Leads During Permanent Device Placement

  • Timothy R. Deer
  • Stanley Golovac


Skillful needle placement, excellent lead guidance, and impeccable surgical technique are all technically critical parts of a good long-term outcome with spinal cord stimulation. In addition to these critical steps of implantation, the physician must properly anchor the lead. Even with meticulous attention to anchoring, lead migration can occur. This risk can be reduced by using proper anchoring procedures, and careful attention to tissue dissection.


Spinal Cord Stimulation Nonabsorbable Suture Stimulation Pattern Optimal Stimulation Meticulous Attention 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Pain ReliefCharlestonUSA

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