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  • Received a Safety Alert from Medtronic

    Received a safety alert today from Medtronic. The jist of it stated that if you have the neurostimulator device (InterStim to us) implanted you should not receive Diathermy Therapy.

    I imagine that those of you with the permanent implant have already received the same letter or will receive it within the next few days after the holiday. I wanted to give you all a heads up.


  • #2
    Hi Mary:
    Thanks for the information about the Diathermy Therapy.
    What is Diathermy Therapy any how??? :eek:

    Thinking positive has got me through to another day!!


    • #3
      I had never heard of it before the letter came. The letter defines diathermy as:

      ..."treatments that deliver energy to treat specific areas of the body. These treatments are typically used for the following purposes:
      • relieve pain, stiffness and muscle spasms
        reduce joint contractures
        reduce swelling and pain after surgery
        promotes wound healing

      I think that it's a therapy that uses heat.



      • #4
        I think probably a TENS unit would also fall in this category --- or perhaps any kind of pace-maker?

        Stay safe

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