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

Jan Holsheimer, Johannes J. Struijk, Wilbert A. Wesselink

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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
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages343-344
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0-7803-3811-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 1996
Event18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 1996: Bridging Disciplines for Biomedicine - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 31 Oct 19963 Nov 1996
Conference number: 18

Conference

Conference18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 1996
Abbreviated titleEMBC
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period31/10/963/11/96

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Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Nerve Roots
Electrodes
Paresthesia
Chronic Pain
Computer Simulation

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Holsheimer, J., Struijk, J. J., & Wesselink, W. A. (1996). Effects of electrode configuration and geometry on fiber preference in spinal cord stimulation. In Proceedings of 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (pp. 343-344). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.1996.656984
Holsheimer, Jan ; Struijk, Johannes J. ; Wesselink, Wilbert A. / Effects of electrode configuration and geometry on fiber preference in spinal cord stimulation. Proceedings of 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Piscataway, NJ : IEEE, 1996. pp. 343-344
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Holsheimer, J, Struijk, JJ & Wesselink, WA 1996, Effects of electrode configuration and geometry on fiber preference in spinal cord stimulation. in Proceedings of 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 343-344, 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 1996, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 31/10/96. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.1996.656984

Effects of electrode configuration and geometry on fiber preference in spinal cord stimulation. / Holsheimer, Jan; Struijk, Johannes J.; Wesselink, Wilbert A.

Proceedings of 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Piscataway, NJ : IEEE, 1996. p. 343-344.

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Holsheimer J, Struijk JJ, Wesselink WA. Effects of electrode configuration and geometry on fiber preference in spinal cord stimulation. In Proceedings of 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. 1996. p. 343-344 https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.1996.656984