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Human Studies

2022 Mar 30


Identifying Predictors for Early Percutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulator Explant at One and Two Years: A Retrospective Database Analysis.


Hussain N, Boulos R, Malik TM, Abd-Elsayed A, Essandoh MK, Khan S, Nguyen A, Weaver TE
Neuromodulation. 2022 Mar 30.
PMID: 35367127.


Placement of percutaneous spinal cord stimulator (SCS) implant has become a therapeutic option for various chronic pain conditions; however, early surgical explant still occurs. Unfortunately, evidence regarding the incidence of early surgical explant, and patient-specific factors and comorbidities associated with such, is limited and mixed. The objective of this retrospective analysis was to elucidate the incidence and predictors of percutaneous SCS explant within the first two years of device placement.