Lumbosacral spinal fibrosis (spinal arachnoiditis). Its diagnosis and treatment by spinal cord stimulation.

Publication Information

Author(s): de la Porte C, Siegfried J.
Journal: Spine
Volume, issue, pages: 8(6):593-603
Year: 1983
PubMed Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6228017

Study description

Follow-up duration: 3 to 96 months (mean 35 months)

Patient selection

Demographic / prognostic factors

Pain location

Pain characteristics

Indications (trial/implant)

Failed back surgery syndrome: 36

Screening trial

Stimulation

System implantation

Number implanted: 36 (of 94 considered candidates--but no screening trial)

Outcomes

Outcomes: pain

Excellent overall relief: 60%

Other beneficial outcomes

Biological complications

Device complications

Stimulation side effects

Cost effectiveness

Faculty and staff

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