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Medtronic bladder control therapies are designed to help different kinds of people find relief.

Medtronic InterStim II System which provides relief for OAB

MEDTRONIC BLADDER CONTROL THERAPY DELIVERED BY THE INTERSTIM™ SYSTEM

  • Also known as sacral neuromodulation (SNM)
  • Targets the sacral nerve in the lower back
  • Uses a handheld smart programmer
  • Implantable device
  • Lasts, on average, 5 years before replacement
  • Used to treat the symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB) and non-obstructive urinary retention
  • Proven to work better than oral medication1 for OAB
  • Ideal for people who can tolerate surgery
  • Offers a “test run” evaluation that lasts 3 to 14 days
  • In addition to risks related to surgery, complications can include pain at the implant sites, new pain, infection, lead (thin wire) movement/migration, device problems, undesirable changes in urinary or bowel function, and uncomfortable stimulation (sometimes described as a jolting or shocking feeling). Talk with your doctor about ways to minimize these risks.
Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy delivered by the NURO system device

MEDTRONIC BLADDER CONTROL THERAPY DELIVERED BY THE NURO™ SYSTEM

  • Known by doctors as percutaneous tibial neuromodulation (PTNM)
  • Targets the tibial nerve above the ankle
  • In-office therapy
  • Starts with 12 weekly, 30-minute sessions followed by maintenance treatments every three to four weeks
  • Used to treat the symptoms of OAB but not retention
  • Does not cause unpleasant side effects like oral medications can2*
  • Ideal for people who can’t tolerate surgery
  • Most common side effects of PTNM are temporary and include mild pain or skin inflammation at or near the stimulation site.

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1

Siegel S, Noblett K, Mangel J, et al. Results of a prospective, randomized, multicenter study evaluating sacral neuromodulation with InterStim® Therapy compared to standard medical therapy at 6-months in subjects with mild symptoms of overactive bladder. Neurourol Urodyn. 2015;34:224–230.

2

Peters, K. M., S. A. Macdiarmid, et al. (2009). "Randomized trial of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation versus extended-release tolterodine: results from the overactive bladder innovative therapy trial." J Urol 182(3): 1055-1061. 

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While the NURO™ device was not used in this study, since it delivers equivalent stimulation therapy as the device used in the study, a user can expect similar performance.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.