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Papers: 12 Feb 2022 - 18 Feb 2022

2022 Feb 12


Endoscopic Lateral Approach for Dorsal Root Ganglion Burst Stimulation: Technical Note and Illustrative Case Series.



Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation demonstrated superiority over traditional spinal cord stimulation with better pain relief and greater improvement of quality of life. However, leads specifically designed for DRG stimulation are difficult to implant in patients who previously underwent spinal surgery and show epidural scarring at the desired site of implantation because of the reduced stiffness of the lead. Nevertheless, recurrent leg or arm pain after spinal surgery usually manifests as a single level radiculopathy, which should theoretically be amenable to DRG stimulation.