The FDA recently approved the Artisan Surgical Lead, a Boston Scientific product used to give patients greater control over the Precision Spinal Control Stimulation system, a pain control device that uses low-level electrical currents to mask pain signals.
The Artisan 2x8 Surgical Lead features 16 tightly spaced contacts in a two-column array. This lead connects to the Precision neurostimulator, a small implantable device that uses a patented rechargeable battery system. The Precision IPG (implantable pulse generator) enables each of the 16 Artisan lead contacts to be independently powered. This new lead is designed to deliver focused stimulation for pain management.
"The Artisan Surgical Lead will make the Precision SCS system accessible to approximately 20 percent of additional chronic pain sufferers who require the features of a paddle lead," said Jeffrey Greiner, president of Boston Scientific's Neuromodulation Group.