PATIENT INFORMATION: Nervous System Implants
What … for? (Indications)
- Hard structures
Bone substitutes and/or fixing materials are used to maintain bone structures of the skull or spine after e.g. diseases or traumata.
- Soft structures
Membranes, nerves, brain is used to maintain or reconstruct soft tissues.
Fluids are substituted to manage the flow of fluids.
- Nerv (influencing)
Nerv influencing implants are used to stimulate or influence nerves or brain, e. g. at chronic pain (neurostimulation).
Times n/a (too individual)
quite specific. general surgical contraindications
- during surgery
Risks (Risks in this chapter are quite specific and cannot be calculated generally)
- during surgery
- short term
inflammation, repulsion, injury of neighbouring structures, thrombosis, hematoma, injury of nerves or vessels, hemorrhage.
- long term
no improvement, loosening, dislocation, osteolysis, chronic inflammation, chronic pain, systemic influence.
n/a, e.g. mechanical trauma, too many varieties
- n/a, single case reports
- Brain computer Interface
Selected Patient Information
Register for Patients
- Medtronic/Registry for deep brain stimulation systems: two protocols titled the Implantable Systems Performance Registry (ISPR) and the Product Surveillance Registry (PSR).
- In the register of the registries you can check which ones are available.
- If your implant is not covered:
The Implant-Register offers registration of implants online (fee) and you can download a printable version for your personal use.
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