Tunneling Spinal Cord Stimulation Systems
The proper placement of a spinal cord stimulation lead is an accomplishment that is critical for a successful outcome. Likewise, the creation of a pocket to hold the internal programmable generator requires skill and planning. However, even if both of these steps are performed successfully, it still may not result in a competent system. The process of tunneling the lead or lead connectors is critical to allow communication of the electrode contacts and the desired neurological tissue. This chapter focuses on the procedure of tunneling for spinal cord stimulation.
KeywordsSpinal Cord Stimulation Tunneling Process Risk Avoidance Tunneling Path Pleural Injury
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