Tibial nerve stimulation in the treatment of overactive bladder syndrome: technical features of latest applications.

Overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) is a chronic condition, which can be treated by tibial nerve stimulation. The present review will focus on the technical aspects, advantages, drawbacks, and limitations of the latest available applications of posterior tibial nerve stimulation.

We describe the technical aspects of recent developed implants and techniques of tibial nerve stimulation in a transcutaneous, percutaneous, and minimal invasive way. All different treatment options have advantages and disadvantages based on type of surgery, energy transfer, impedance, treatment setting options, risk of migration, and patient usability, which are described in this review. Only devices with data that are publicly available were included.

New technologies are on their way in the field of tibial nerve stimulation for the treatment of OAB. Technical aspects are important to demonstrate safety and efficacy and user friendliness in order to obtain high acceptance of the various devices.

Current opinion in urology. 2020 Jul [Epub]

Manon Te Dorsthorst, Michael van Balken, John Heesakkers

RadboudUMC, Nijmegen., Rijnstate, Arnhem, The Netherlands.

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