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Boston Scientific Reports Good Results with Precision Spectra™ SCS

Precision Spectra Spinal Cord Stimulator by Boston Scientific www.implantable-device.com David Prutchi, Ph.D.

Retrospective data for Boston Scientific’s Precision Spectra™ Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) System were presented at the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) 17th annual meeting in Las Vegas. The data show that the device provided highly significant pain relief three months after implantation.

According to the press release:

Precision Spectra is the first SCS System designed to improve pain relief using the innovative and highly advanced Illumina 3D Software, a three dimensional anatomy-driven computer model. By providing 32 contacts – twice the number of contacts available with other SCS systems – the Precision Spectra System offers more coverage of the spinal cord for the management of chronic pain.

The retrospective study of up to 213 consecutive patients at 13 centers focused on patients with chronic pain who were treated with the Precision Spectra SCS System. Results include:

A 94 percent SCS trial therapy success rate (n=213)

A highly significant reduction in pain from an average baseline score of 7.8, on a 10-point scale, to an average score of 3.2 at three months post implant (in the patients who have reached the three-month follow up, n=113)

A highly significant reduction in low back pain from an average baseline score of 7.0, on a 10-point scale, to an average of 2.9 at three months post implant (in the low back pain patients who have reached the three-month follow up, n=32)

Early results indicate improvements in function, including walking and sleeping, in addition to reductions in opioid use and disability

 
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