ITB Therapy

ITB Therapy pumps (intrathecal drug delivery systems) deliver an anti-spastic drug to the fluid-filled area surrounding the spinal cord (called the intrathecal space). The system consists of a pump and a catheter, both of which are surgically placed under the skin, and is used to treat severe spasticity related to the following conditions:

For Cerebral Palsy

Living with cerebral palsy poses difficult physical challenges. One of the most common is severe spasticity, which can get in the way of daily activities. Fortunately, there is a therapy from Medtronic that can minimize involuntary muscle contractions.
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For Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a central nervous system disease that affects millions worldwide. Although most do not become severely disabled, more than half experience spasticity, which tightens muscles and can complicate daily life. Thankfully, Medtronic developed a unique technology to help control these severe symptoms.
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For Stroke

As the number one cause of disability in adults, stroke affects a diverse range of people. If you are one of them, you know stroke may cause severe spasticity. You should also know it's possible to manage your symptoms and live more comfortably – with a device developed by Medtronic.
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Last updated: 22 Sep 2010

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