Effects of electrode configuration and geometry on fiber preference in spinal cord stimulation


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Holsheimer, Jan and Struijk, Johannes J. and Wesselink, Wilbert A. (1996) Effects of electrode configuration and geometry on fiber preference in spinal cord stimulation. In: 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 31 Oct. - 3 Nov. 1996, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (pp. pp. 343-344).

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Abstract:In contrast to the widespread assumption that dorsal column fibers are the primary targets of spinal cord stimulation by a dorsal epidural electrode, it appears that dorsal root fibers are recruited as well, and even preferentially under various conditions. This will, however, limit the coverage of the painful body areas with paresthesia, a prerequisite for the management of chronic pain. In order to favor the preferential stimulation of dorsal column fibers, advantage was taken of the different positions and orientations of fibers in the dorsal columns and dorsal roots. Using an SCS computer model, electrode configurations have been designed for the selective stimulation of the human dorsal columns
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Copyright:©1996 IEEE
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/17372
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.1996.656984
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