Table 24: World Historic Review for Sacral Nerve
Stimulators by Geographic Region - United States and Rest of the World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63
stimulation for treatment of intractable pain associated with cauda equina syndrome.
Dunitz M, Jonas U, Grunewald V New perspectives in sacral nerve
stimulation for control of lower urinary tract dysfunction.
This pacemaker sends mild electrical impulses to stimulate the sacral nerves
, which controls bladder function," he explained.
The device - like a pacemaker - is the size of a pounds 2 coin and sends electrical pulses to the sacral nerves
at the base of the spine.
The sacral nerve
stimulation procedure is a two-step process.
Normal sacrum and sacral nerve
roots were demonstrated.
Common presenting symptoms include pain and weakness in the lower limb/hip as a result of sacral nerve
root compression and autonomic dysfunction (urinary/rectal incontinence or sexual dysfunction).
Similar results were achieved in six seated participants with SCI during sacral nerve
stimulation through their SARS implants.
Chronic sacral nerve
stimulation with the implantable InterStim system bridges the gap between conservative treatment for urinary incontience and highly invasive procedures such as urinary diversion, Dr.
Trauma to the perineum or the sacral nerve
roots is also a cause of pelvic dysfunction.
These procedures include bladder denervation, insertion of sacral nerve
stimulators, and bladder augmentation.