Spinal cord stimulation for severe degenerative joint disease of the shoulder in a patient with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A new indication?

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Abstract

Approximately 70% of the United States population older than 65 yr has osteoarthritis. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is also more prevalent in the elderly, and thus, the likelihood of having elderly patients with osteoarthritis and COPD in clinical settings is significant. COPD may preclude the optimum use of opioids, thus the potential to provide pain control with nonpharmacological treatment modalities becomes a valuable option. We present the case of an elderly woman with severe degenerative joint disease of the shoulder and severe COPD in whom spinal cord stimulation was used to provide pain control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-221
Number of pages2
JournalAnesthesia and analgesia
Volume110
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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