Image: LSixty-day temporary sciatic peripheral nerve stimulator (PNS) trial & swollen right ankle with healed scars.

Description: 59-year-old, female, presented years after an open reduction and internal fixation of a right bi-malleolar fracture that she sustained during a motor vehicle accident. She reported >90% relief of pain during the trial of PNS which was placed after a sciatic nerve block gave her 100% relief for a day.  She eventually was implanted with a permanent sciatic PNS with sustained pain relief.

Author: Arun Kalava MD, FASA, EDRA

Affiliation: University of Central Florida College of Medicine


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December 28, 2021