Stimwave Peripheral Nerve Stimulator (PNS) implant performed by Reginald Ajakwe, M.D.

Apr 25, 2019 | Blog

Yesterday, Dr. Ajakwe performed a Stimwave Peripheral Nerve Stimulator (PNS) implant in a patient with debilitating neuropathic pain of the right knee. This is an ultra-minimally invasive procedure which was performed within 45 minutes, under local anesthesia or light sedation, in the outpatient setting. This procedure uses two small percutaneously implanted electrodes which can be activated wirelessly to disrupt pain signals. This procedure significantly reduces knee pain, thus allowing for aggressive physical therapy in other to restore function to the knee. Its an excellent option in place of a total knee replacement especially in patients who are poor surgical candidates, such as, the elderly, those who have had previous knee surgery, and those with medical conditions that put them at risk from open surgical procedures.