Migration or malfunction of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) leads is a known complication of which to be aware of neuromodulation therapy. However, the replacement of percutaneous SCS leads is challenging. The following paper presents a new technique that involves inserting a stylet into the previous SCS lead to support the introducer sheath and then replacing a new SCS lead without reinserting spinal needle. This technique is simple, easy to learn and less time consuming when compared to other methods.
Citation: Zhou L, Eneanya U, Gehret J. 2020. New Technique for Replacement of Percutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation Lead. J Neurol Exp Neurosci 6(2): 44-47.