Severe leg pain following spinal cord stimulator implantation – a case report

Weibin Shi, Shannon Schultz, David Gater

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Abstract

Following spinal cord stimulator (SCS) implantation, postoperative pain is commonly incisional or neuropathic from neurological damage. Occasionally, this new pain may mimic symptoms caused by preexisting pathology. This article presents a case of immediate, severe, postoperative leg pain secondary to a lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and subsequent pulmonary embolism after percutaneous SCS implantation for failed back syndrome. The risk factors of DVTafter spine surgery and perioperative prophylaxis are further discussed with a brief literature review.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPM and R
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Postoperative Pain
Leg
Spinal Cord
Pain
Pulmonary Embolism
Venous Thrombosis
Lower Extremity
Spine
Pathology

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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