Hazard alert for stimulation devices

The TGA has issued a hazard alert involving multiple models of deep brain and spinal cord stimulation devices marketed by Medtronic Australasia.

Issued yesterday, the alert identifies potential problems with loss of stimulation, over-stimulation or stimulation in the wrong area.

Medtronic Australasia said it has written to all surgeons and neurologists who have implanted affected devices or who are managing patients with affected devices, with advice on