Description of Medical ServicePercutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation is administered through an Urgent PC Neuromodulation System. The system treats overactive bladder by administering a proprietary pre-programmed treatment protocol which provides electrical stimulation to the sacral nerve complex via the posterior tibial nerve. The treatment protocol produces in an inhibitory effect on bladder activity. A single treatment session lasts for 30 minutes of continuous neurostimulation. Repeated short duration stimulation incudes a persistent post-stimulation inhibitory effect.
Description of Medical ConditionOveractive Bladder is characterized by the presence of a number of symptoms affecting urinary control. Overactive Bladder is defined as urinary urgency with or without urgency urinary incontinence, usually with urinary frequency and nocturia. The hallmark symptom of Overactive Bladder is urinary urgency, which is defined as the sudden compelling desire to urinate that is difficult to defer. The symptom of urinary frequency is defined by an above average number of urination episodes while awake. Up to seven micturition episodes during waking hours is considered normal, however this will vary on a case-by-case basis depending on a number of factors such as hours spent awake and daily fluid intake. The symptom of nocturia is defined by the interruption of sleep due to the need to urinate. The symptom of urgency urinary incontinence is defined by a sudden compelling desire to urinate accompanied by the involuntary leakage of urine.
Reason for ApplicationNew MBS item
Medical Service TypeTherapeutic
Previous Application NumberNot Applicable
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