INTERSTIMTM EVALUATION SYSTEMS External Neurostimulator for InterStim™ Candidate Evaluation 

Test without limits. The InterStim™ basic evaluation system includes a reengineered lead designed with you and the patient in mind. Say yes to the test.

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Overview

The InterStim™ basic evaluation starts with a quick in-office procedure and continues for 3 to 7 days, depending on the patient. During the trial, patients track their symptoms to see if the InterStim™ system has the potential to provide symptom improvement.

PRODUCT DETAILS

HOW IT WORKS

The InterStim™ basic evaluation starts with a minimally invasive procedure that can be done in-office. During this procedure a thin wire is inserted in the patient’s upper buttock and attached to an external neurostimulator. Over the following three to seven days, the patient tracks their symptoms. After the evaluation, the results are reviewed and the clinician can determine the best treatment option with the patient. If the test is inconclusive, testing can continue using the InterStim™ advanced evaluation.

LEADING INNOVATION

The reengineered InterStim™ basic evaluation lead is designed to minimize electrode movement during daily activities.* High-contrast insertion depth markers make it easy to position the needle tip accurately. Clinicians can use the same familiar procedures for placing the lead and removing it at the end of the trial.

 

SYSTEM COMPONENTS

                     

Medtronic External Neurostimulator for bladder and bowel control

                  

Medtronic Smart Programmer device for bladder and bowel control

                  

                   

                   

The InterStim lead for Sacral neuromodulation (SNM) uses mild electrical stimulation of the sacral nerve for bladder and bowel control.

EXTERNAL NEUROSTIMULATOR (ens)

A small, discreet device that is easy for patients to conceal under clothing.

  • Lightweight (less than two ounces)
  • Single on-off button
  • Water-resistant design
  • Wireless connectivity with smart programmer

PATIENT PROGRAMMER

An intuitive programming platform that allows patients to turn therapy on/off or change it at your request.

  • Convenient, familiar touchscreen display
  • Records usage data for comparison with patient feedback
    - See amplitude settings
    - Identify the program/lead
    - Check if therapy was on/off
  • Accurate battery estimates (for programmer and ENS)
  • Up/down keys to increase/decrease stimulation
  • Virtual dial controls desired amplitude during lead placement
  • Standard and custom programs
    - Choose from 7 preset programs
    - Select how many programs patients can access
    - Create custom programs for unique patient needs
  • Wireless connectivity with ENS

BASIC EVALUATION LEAD

  • Designed to minimize electrode movement during daily activites*
  • Can be placed and removed using the same familiar in-office procedure
  • High-contrast insertion depth markets make it easy to position the lead tip accurately 

COMPATIBLE PRODUCTS

BASIC EVALUATION

  • Test Stimulation Lead Kit Model 309101
  • Test Stimulation Lead Model 305901
    (for bilateral placement)

 

ADVANCED EVALUATION

  • SureScan™ MRI Leads 978A1 or 978B1
  • Percutaneous extension kit model 3560030 or 3560022

SHOW PATIENTS THE WAY

The Care Pathway helps patients envision their journey to relief, so they know what to expect and can keep moving forward.

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SAY YES TO THE TEST

Learn the parameters of patient selection for bladder control and bowel control.

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MANUALS

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Complications can occur with the evaluation, including tissue damage, infection, and technical problems with the device. Patients should be instructed on operating the programmer and given precautions related to the evaluation.
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Based on computational modeling and experimental data.