Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Stimulation may improve not only intractable pain but also necrotic wounds
Atilla Yılmaz 1 ,Mustafa Turgut Yıldızgören 2 ,İsmet Melek 3 ,Orhan Veli Doğan 4
1 Department of Neurosurgery, Mustafa Kemal University Medical School, Hatay, Turkey
2 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mustafa Kemal University Medical School, Hatay, Turkey
3 Department of Neurology, Mustafa Kemal University Medical School, Hatay, Turkey
4 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mustafa Kemal University Medical School, Hatay, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tftrd.2018.2112 Spinal cord stimulation (SCS), an implantable neuromodulation modality, is one of the most exciting developments in chronic pain syndromes. In addition, SCS may improve intractable pain and may help ischemic wound healing. We report a 59-year old female patient with persistent neuropathic pain and peripheral arterial disease in the lower limb that occurred in patient being treated successfully with SCS. Keywords : Neuropathic pain; spinal cord stimulation; wound