Surgical procedures, especially orthopedic procedures such as total knee replacement, often result in a significant amount of acute pain. Most patients find that they need opiates to get them through the rehabilitation period following these procedures and many continue on these medications for months following surgery. The average length of time an individual takes opiates to manage acute pain following joint replacement surgery is approximately 6 weeks, however, research from the Mayo Clinic demonstrates that nearly 20% remain on opiates for a significantly longer period of time. Opioids are often the primary treatment option for acute pain, and they have significant side effects, including addiction, lethargy, confusion, constipation and respiratory depression, among others.
THE SPRINT PNS SYSTEM — A NEW WAY TO TREAT ACUTE PAIN.
The SPRINT PNS System offers a drug-free, minimally invasive pain management alternative. The system is minimally invasive and completely reversible.
Placed by your physician during an outpatient procedure and without the need for general anesthesia, the SPRINT PNS System uses a small, wearable stimulator connected to a thread-like wire lead to deliver tiny electrical pulses to stimulate nerves in a manner that is intended to provide targeted pain relief. The lead is intended to remain implanted for up to 60 days, after which it is withdrawn by your physician.
A SOLUTION WITH IMPRESSIVE RESULTS.
Signiﬁcant Relief of Post-Operative Pain
Average Pain Relief
90 percent of research subjects reported experiencing at least 50% relief of their post-operative pain when using SPRINT.15