Field Stimulation

Ehren R. Nelson, Andrew Vaclavik and Milan P. Stojanovic

in Surgical Pain Management

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2016 | ISBN: 9780199377374
Published online April 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780199377398 | DOI:
Field Stimulation

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Field stimulation is a promising new modality being introduced as an option for difficult to treat neuropathic pain. Field stimulation typically refers to stimulation of unnamed nerves, as compared to peripheral nerve stimulation, which is stimulation of specific nerves. Field stimulation can be used in combination with epidural stimulation and is known as a hybrid stimulation. Hybrid stimulation can improve flexibility of stimulation by allowing greater ranges in amplitude independent from one another. This chapter discusses the indications, patient selection, technique, and complications related to field stimulation. Four short case reports discuss the application of field stimulation in a pain practice.

Chapter.  4144 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Pain Medicine ; Anaesthetics ; Surgery

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