Electrode geometry and preferential stimulation of spinal nerve fibers having different orientations: a modeling study

Jan Holsheimer, Johannes J. Struijk

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    Abstract

    In a computer modeling study of epidural spinal cord stimulation using a longitudinal array of electrode contacts, the effect of contact geometry and contact combination on the threshold voltages for stimulation of dorsal column (DC) fibers and dorsal root (DR) fibers was investigated. It was concluded that DC-fiber stimulation will be favoured when a tripolar combination and small contact length and spacing are used, while DR-fiber stimulation will be favoured when unipolar stimulation and large contact length are used.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages1374-1375
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)9780780307858
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 1992
    Event14th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 1992 - Paris, France
    Duration: 29 Oct 19921 Nov 1992
    Conference number: 14

    Conference

    Conference14th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 1992
    Abbreviated titleEMBC
    CountryFrance
    CityParis
    Period29/10/921/11/92

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