What are the complications associated with spinal cord stimulation

The most common complication of spinal cord stimulation is lead migration. Lead migration is less common with plate-type electrodes. Modern catheter-type electrodes with eight electrode contacts per lead are programmable and allow flexibility in programming spinal cord stimulation to maintain effective stimulation should the leads move. Other complications of spinal cord stimulation include infection, lead breakage, implant malfunction, undesirable pattern/ location of stimulation, seroma, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak. Paralysis as a result of lead insertion is extremely rare but has been reported.

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