IMS in dystonia patient with Deep Brain Stimulator

    • July 23, 2018 at 2:26 pm #17333

      Hello everyone,
      Seeing a patient s/p R anterior should dislocation. She has a Deep Brain Stimulator for Dystonia with port on the L side. Is IMS contraindicated? Not sure if NMES or IMS is contraindicated with DNS.

      Thank you!

    • July 25, 2018 at 10:03 pm #17383

      Certainly DN is not an issue for her. We do not advocate the use of ENS near any metal implants and certainly signal generating device like a pacemaker or stimulator. Because the stimulator is on the opposite side there could be a case made that the distance is such that it would not be a concern. I think in a situation like this discussing it with the neurologist would be a prudent course of action prior to applying ENS.

    • July 31, 2018 at 12:47 pm #17435

      Thanks Frank! We are still to hear back from the neurologist.

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