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Old 04-04-2008, 06:37 AM   #3
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Re: Removal of Spinal Cord Stimulator.

Hey everyone,
Just wanted to chime in for a sec.. I was reading up about the leads moving and need to be replaced.. I have a friend who has a difibulator (spell?) for her heart.. and she has the leads also.. Shes had this for over 15 yrs now.. and she's been in twice to replace her leads, either they wore out or they moved on her.. I just found that interesting. I guess its the same thing in a way.. Just a different condition..
They did tell her that they may need to be replaced every 6-10 yrs.. So it must be a very common thing..
I was wondering if everyone who has had the SCS.. Do they tell you this before the procedure? I guess this a good question to ask for anyone who has plains on getting this done..