Catheter leads for the intrathecal space

Electrode cathéter destinée à être implantée dans l'espace intrathécal

Katheterleitung zur Implantation in dem Intrathekalen Raum

Abstract

Various stimulation catheters are disclosed to lie along and stimulate tissue in the intrathecal space. The electrodes on the leads are various sizes to conserve the battery as well as allowing a more defined area of stimulation. It may also include multiple channels or passages for delivery of drugs, thermal or photonic energy. The sheath includes a fixing element configured to fix the electrode in place along the tissue.

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