06 Nov Axonics may help you regain bladder control
If you suffer from bladder leakage, urgency to go to the bathroom with lack of control or frequent restroom trips, this may be caused by an abnormal communication between the brain and the bladder. Axonics Therapy delivers gentle stimulation to the nerves that communicate between the brain and bladder, helping to restore normal communication and help you regain bladder control.
Fundamental to achieving long lasting relief with SNM therapy, precise lead placement is critical and often not performed consistently by all surgeons (i.e. Dabblers who perform under 7 per year vs. Super Implantors who perform over 30 per year). Ideally, all 4 electrodes should achieve appropriate motor responses (No S2 heel rotation) under an amplitude of 2.0 (Advised by Steven Siegel MD), but at the very least, 2 electrodes should elicit appropriate responses under an amplitude of 4.0 (Criteria for the Axonics Pivotal Trial). Advantages of appropriate lead placement include better efficacy, reduced cost over time if surgical revisions are avoided and longer recharge intervals (>Monthly with Axonics). Ask your SNM provider how often their lead placements deliver all 4 electrodes under an amplitude of 2.0 and how long it usually takes? Super Implantors will achieve ideal lead placement more often and faster which shortens time under general anesthesia, which provides safer surgery. Consider discussing the above points with your SNM provider prior to proceeding with surgery that can be highly efficacious when performed well.