Greatbatch (Plano, TX), via its new spinoff Nuvectra, received FDA approval for its Algovita spinal cord stimulation system to be used in managing chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs.
Nuvectra uses 24-channel implantable pulse generators and different electrode configurations depending on the needs of individual patients. The electric output signal and parametric ranges can be adjusted, much of which can be done using a wireless external programmer.
The electrode leads are stretchable and are available in different lengths for optimal fit.
More features of the Algovita according to the product page:
- Algorithmic-driven computer-assisted programming system
- Feedback tool provides direct patient input
- Enhanced wireless communication
- Graphic-based programming screens
- 3D pain, paresthesia and overlap maps
- Small, wireless Pocket Programmer for discreet, on-the-go programming
- Color icon-based charging system with advanced stimulation control features
- On-screen battery status indicators
Product page: Algovita Spinal Cord Stimulation System…