INTERSTIMTM EVALUATION SYSTEMS External Neurostimulator for Sacral Neuromodulation Candidate Evaluation 

The InterStimTM basic evaluation is a simple test that helps clinicians identify candidates for long-term sacral neuromodulation. If the basic evaluation is inconclusive, a patient can be moved on to an InterStim advanced evaluation.

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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 ≥50% symptom improvement.

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HOW IT WORKS

The basic evaluation starts with a minimally invasive procedure that can be done in-office. The procedure usually takes 15 to 20 minutes. During this procedure a thin wire is inserted in the patient’s upper buttock and attached to an external neurostimulator.

Over the following 3–7 days, the patient tracks their symptoms.

After the evaluation, the results are reviewed and the clinician can determine the best treatment option. If the test is inconclusive, testing can continue using the InterStim advanced evaluation.

Watch how to place a lead using the clinician app on the smart programmer.

SYSTEM COMPONENTS

                     

Medtronic External Neurostimulator for bladder and bowel control

                  

Medtronic Smart Programmer device for bladder and bowel control

EXTERNAL NEUROSTIMULATOR

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

COMPATIBLE PRODUCTS

BASIC EVALUATION

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

 

ADVANCED EVALUATION

  • Lead Introducer Kit Model 355018
  • Tined Lead Kit Model 3889
  • Test Stimulation Cable Model 357501/357506
  • Twist Lock Cable (25 cm/64 cm)
    Model 357625/357664

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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UNDERSTAND THE INDICATIONS

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

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