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Re: Medtronic intrathecal pain therapy

Re: Medtronic intrathecal pain therapy

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Posted by bertski on February 27, 2000 at 13:01:03:

In Reply to: Medtronic intrathecal pain therapy posted by Emartin on February 18, 2000 at 14:57:39:

I "had" the Medtronic pump.I'll be the 1st to tell anyone that'll listen that it was one of the worst experiences I ever had.First of all,they do the test in the hospital in which they'll do a trial with injections which seem great as far as pain relief.It's a totally different story having it actually put in. Between the uncomfortability of the pump itself,the constant adjustments needed during the first 3-4 months at the Dr's office(never really got it right in regards to pain relief which is the entire purpose) then having the cathaters become disloged "TWICE";both times requiring surgery to fix the problem within the 1st year.After it quit working a 3rd time,I had it removed.Obviously,You're not getting a thumbs up here as it was one of the worst experiences I ever had.I'd get as many referrals as possible from the Dr. that want's to put it in(it cost a small fortune)In the end,I think you'll find more people unhappy with their decision than the few it may actually help.CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED!!!!!!!


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