Incidence and avoidance of neurologic complications with paddle type spinal cord stimulation leads.

@article{Levy2011IncidenceAA,
  title={Incidence and avoidance of neurologic complications with paddle type spinal cord stimulation leads.},
  author={Robert M. Levy and Jaimie M. Henderson and Konstantin V. Slavin and Brian A Simpson and Giancarlo Barolat and Jane Shipley and Richard B. North},
  journal={Neuromodulation : journal of the International Neuromodulation Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={412-22; discussion 422}
}
INTRODUCTION   While reference is frequently made to the risk of spinal cord or nerve root injury with the surgical implantation of paddle type spinal cord stimulation (SCS) electrodes, data are lacking on the frequency, causes, and prevention of these complications. METHODS   To determine the incidence and frequency of neurologic complications, we performed 1) a comprehensive analysis of the literature to determine the incidence of complications that have caused or could lead to neurologic… CONTINUE READING

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