Two new neurostimulators from Medtronic been just announced:
The RestoreADVANCED device is based on Medtronic’s RESTORE™ neurostimulator platform. Introduced in April 2005, the RESTORE neurostimulator emerged as the most powerful and longest-lasting rechargeable device of its kind approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)… The PrimeADVANCED device is based on Medtronic’s RestorePRIME™ neurostimulator, a non-rechargeable device introduced earlier this year that offers the same coverage, customization, and advanced therapy options of the RESTORE neurostimulator; it is the only 16-electrode, non-rechargeable neurostimulator on the market today.
Both systems are even easier to program with the revolutionary TargetSTIM™, Optimizer™, and AutoFILL™ capabilities, which will greatly aid physicians in targeting each individual patient’s specific stimulation area on the spinal cord that provides optimal pain relief, commonly referred to as the “sweet spot.”
The RestoreADVANCED and PrimeADVANCED neurostimulation systems are indicated to manage chronic, difficult-to-treat pain in the trunk and/or multiple limbs that is associated with failed back syndrome, post-laminectomy pain, unsuccessful disc surgery, or degenerative disc disease, among others. The device, about the size of a stopwatch, is implanted under the skin. Up to two leads – with eight electrodes each – deliver electrical pulses to the spine. Based on individual patient need, the positioning of the electrodes can be customized to deliver stimulation directly to the target area on the spine, and in doing so, block pain signals from reaching the brain.