Is a Baclofen pump MRI compatible?
The SynchroMed II infusion system allows safe full-body access to 1.5 and 3.0-Tesla MRI. The pump is designed to resume programmed therapy after the scan.
How is a pain pump refill?
The medication in your pump needs to be refilled every 6 weeks to 6 months. The frequency of refills depends on the drug concentration and the amount of pain medication you receive every day. A higher dosage requires more frequent filling. The pump is refilled by a needle injection in your designated refill centre.
How is a pain pump installed?
To begin the procedure, the person is placed under local or general anesthesia. A thin tube, or catheter, is inserted into the fluid-filled area around the spinal cord known as the intrathecal space. A small pump is implanted in the front of the body, usually in the abdomen, and the pump and catheter are attached.
Can a baclofen pump be removed?
Background:The delivery of intrathecal baclofen via pumps is gaining increasing use in the management of intractable spasticity. One of the rare but devastating complications of this method is infection. In the majority of cases, removal of the device is required, despite appropriate intravenous antibiotic therapy.
Can you drink alcohol with a baclofen pump?
In the case of baclofen and alcohol, the depressant effect of both substances can cause a worrying effect in the person who mixes them. The alcohol will essentially heighten the side effects of the baclofen, which include: Extreme weakness. Drowsiness.
Can a Medtronic pain pump be removed?
Removing the Pump If you no longer need the pump or change your mind about the pain treatment, your doctor can turn it off or surgically remove the system.
Can you drive if you have a pain pump?
Although legal actions against driving under the influence of morphine can only be taken after a positive urine and a subsequent positive blood sample, drivers on intrathecal opiates must be aware of the possibility of a positive roadside drug test.
How does Medtronic synchromed II drug infusion system work?
Medtronic SynchroMed™ II pump and catheter are part of an implantable, programmable drug infusion system that stores and delivers medication into the intrathecal space. Combined with the Control Workflow SM, we are working to eliminate systemic opioids and provide effective pain relief. 1
What kind of pain treatment does Medtronic offer?
For people in the United States who have Medtronic: Bladder control therapy. Bowel control therapy. Deep brain stimulation (DBS Therapy) Drug pump (targeted drug delivery) for chronic pain, cancer pain, or severe spasticity (ITB Therapy) Gastric electrical stimulation for gastroparesis. Spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain.
Can a Medtronic device be returned outside the body?
A Medtronic device that has been explanted from the body needs to be returned in a biohazard container. Devices used outside of your body, such as remote monitors, programmers, and insulin pumps, can be shipped in any type of container. On the Product Returns and Replacements page you will find information about shipping your device.
What kind of patient monitoring does Medtronic offer?
For people in the United States who are enrolled in a Medtronic Care Management Services remote patient monitoring program. For people in the United States who have Medtronic: Drug pump (targeted drug delivery) for chronic pain, cancer pain, or severe spasticity (ITB Therapy) For people in the United States who have been treated with Medtronic: