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What is the StimRouter?

Dr. William P. McRoberts, MD
Pain Medicine Specialist

The StimRouter is a small, thin wire that is implanted with a needle in the shoulder next to the axillary nerve. It is then tunneled to the surface just underneath the skin, where on the outside of the arm, a tiny patch is placed to transmit electrical signals down to the nerve for two reasons: the first reason is to activate the deltoid muscle which then relocates the humerus bone into the shoulder joint stopping the dislocation but the second reason is to actually block the signal of pain that is transmitted to the brain from the shoulder itself.

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