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First Pain Pump Implantation
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First Pain Pump Implantation

An intrathecal pain pump implantation surgery was done for the first time on Sunday at Tehran’s Noorafshar Hospital.
The surgery was conducted by a team of surgeons headed by Dr Siamak Moradi, prominent pain management specialist.
“An intrathecal pain pump implantation, or targeted drug delivery, is used to relieve chronic pain in people who do not respond to routine methods of pain relief,” he was quoted by Mehr News Agency as saying.
The minimally invasive surgery delivers small amounts of medication directly to the intrathecal space (area surrounding the spinal cord) to prevent pain signals from being perceived by the brain.
“The pump can operate in a patient’s body for 5-8 years,” Moradi said.

 

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