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.
- Opening Session: Awards & Basic Science Night (101)
- General Session I: Cannabinoids (102)
- General Session II: Pardon the Interruption: Rapid-Fire Neuromodulation (103)
- Controversial Topics in Neuromodulation (202)
- Indications and Outcomes of Surgical Treatment of Back Pain: Getting the Right Patient to the Right Provider(s) (206)