Spinal cord stimulators have a 30%-40% complication rate (Ca

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Spinal cord stimulators have a 30%-40% complication rate (Ca

Postby 4anewusers on Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:18 pm

Are doctors telling patients that they are at risk with a complication rate of between 30%-40% before they are implanted with a spinal cord stimulator?! With most adverse events not being reported, my guess this number is much higher. While many patients do benefit from these devices, most of the patients I have come across have had severe complications.

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