From reviews of the First Edition: "For the practitioner new to the field
of implantable therapies, this book shows the scope of this particular branch
of pain medicine. It is full of good advice on techniques and how to avoid complications."
British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology "All practicing pain physicians,
whether their background is in anesthesia or neurosurgery, will find [this atlas]
very useful...beautifully written and well-illustrated with x-ray images and
pictures...a must-read for every pain fellow and a very useful one for every
pain physician." Doody's Review Service Now in its Second Edition, this
atlas remains an essential guide to the treatment of pain using neuromodulation
and is written for all implanters, from beginners to the most advanced practitioners.
It has been significantly expanded with many brand new chapters and figures
and thoroughly updated to address new techniques, targets, waveforms, and concepts
that have emerged since publication of the last edition and now provides even
more detailed coverage of patient safety, including infection control and reduction
of bleeding risks.
The new and returning physicians who have collaborated on the Second Edition are world-class in their research, clinical expertise, and ethics of practice. They have endeavored to make each segment of the atlas a great learning event through careful integration of extensive photographs, illustrations, and detailed instructions and to create a resource that helps to improve practice and enhance outcomes while complementing fellowship training, peer-to-peer experiences, and hands-on continuing medical education.
Part I. Neurostimulation: Spinal Cord.- 1. History of Neurostimulation.- 2. Patient Selection.- 3. Disease Indications.- 4. Preoperative Evaluation for Spinal Cord Stimulation.- 5. Perioperative Precautions for Infection Control.- 6. Needle Placement for Percutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation of the Back and Legs.- 7. Physician-guided Lead Placement: Driving the Lead to the Target Location.- 8. Stimulation of the Spinal Cord by Placement of Surgical-Based Paddle Leads.- 9. Programming Spinal Cord Stimulation Systems.- 10. Anchoring Percutaneous Leads During Permanent Device Placement.- 11. Tunneling Spinal Cord Stimulation Systems.- 12. Pocketing Techniques for Spinal Cord Stimulation and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation.- 13. Wound Closure.- 14. Wound Healing.- 15. Complications of Spinal Cord Stimulation.- 16. Stimulation of the Nervous System to Treat Neuropathic Pain of the Foot.- 17. Sacral Nerve Root Stimulation for the Treatment of Pelvic and Rectal Pain.- 18. Selective Nerve Root Stimulation: Facilitating the Cephalocaudal "Retrograde" Method of Electrode Insertion.- 19. Neurostimulation for the Treatment of Anterior Abdominal Pain.- 20. Electromyographic/Somatosensory-Evoked Potential Monitoring During Thoracolumbar Spinal Cord Stimulation.- 21. Electromyographic/Somatosensory Evoked Potential Monitoring During Sacral Neuromodulation.- 22. The Future of Neurostimulation.- 23. Spinal Cord Stimulation of the Dorsal Root Ganglion for the Treatment of Pain.- 24. High-Frequency Stimulation of the Spinal Cord.- 25. Burst Stimulation: An Innovative Waveform Strategy for Spinal Cord Stimulation.- Part II. Neurostimulation: Peripheral Nerve and Peripheral Nerve Field.- 26. Stimulation of the Extraspinal Peripheral Nervous System.- 27. Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Knee Pain.- 28. Neurostimulation of the Upper Extremity by Conventional Peripheral Nerve Stimulation.- 29. Ultrasound Guidance for the Placement of Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Devices.- 30. High-Frequency Electric Nerve Block to Treat Postamputation Pain.- 31. Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Miniaturization.- Part III. Neurostimulation: The Cranium and the Head.- 32. Neurostimulation: Stimulation of the Cranium and Head: Stimulation of the Deep Brain for the Treatment of Chronic Pain.- 33. Stimulation of the Motor Cortex to Treat Chronic Pain.- 34. Stimulation of the Peripheral Nervous System: Occipital Techniques for the Treatment of Occipital Neuritis and Transformed Migraine.- Part IV. Drug Delivery.- 35. History of Intrathecal Drug Delivery.- 36. Selection and Indications for Intrathecal Pump Placement.- 37. Placement of Intrathecal Needle and Catheter for Chronic Infusion.- 38. Securing and Anchoring Permanent Intrathecal Catheters.- 39. Tunneling Permanent Intrathecal Catheters.- 40. Pocketing for Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems.- 41. Drug Selection for Intrathecal Drug Delivery.- 42. Intrathecal Pump Refills.- 43. Complications of Intrathecal Drug Delivery.