Historically, the options for treating peripheral neuropathic pain mainly focused on targeting the central nervous system. Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) was limited in its availability and usefulness. High-resolution ultrasound and new technology have transformed PNS from an open surgery to a minor percutaneous procedure. This session aims to identify the most common nerve targets, pitfalls, and the ultrasound considerations for PNS implants.
Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: History and Basic Principles
Amitabh Gulati, MD
Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: Patient Selection and Nerve Targets
Scott Pritzlaff, MD
Lessons from the Experienced Implanter: PNS Pitfalls and Pearls
Einar Ottestad, MD FIPP CIPS
- Identify appropriate conditions and nerve targets that would best respond to peripheral nerve stimulation.
- Develop a simple PNS algorithm to successfully treat peripheral neuropathic pain and minimize complications.
- Review the evidence-based literature for the current, commercially-available percutaneous PNS systems.
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